After the fall quickly leaves us we are left with the cold, the piles of dead leaves, the humbling realization that time is still moving forward with or without us. Winter, just around the corner, and for many of us, already well settled into place. It is a perfect time to reflect as the crisp air bites into our senses. I love the cold weather and as backwards as it may sound, my favorite part about the cold is getting warm. Is it not a wonderfully satisfying feeling to be bundled up and protected from the cold outside? I love the way a fire feels against my hands in the cold, the embrace of a good scarf around my neck, the chills that run through my body as I tense up and shiver when the cold sneaks in despite my efforts. It makes me feel alive, alert, ready. Then there is that overwhelming sense of calm that overtakes me when I get inside a warm building or under a blanket and the cold slowly starts to vanish from my senses.
Maybe I’m crazy but I have a lot of respect for the winter. If the fall is the season of change, then the winter is the season of reflection and rest. To me, it’s beautiful, a chance to get inspired, read, create, and recharge. So here’s to a great start to the new season, I hope everyone can get as much love out of it as I manage to.