Tuesday, January 1, 2013
In The Still of January
January's harshness is not to be dreaded. It is to be embraced with homemade soups and breads, hot chocolate, coffee and tea, good books, fires in the fireplace, skiis, skates, sleds, toboggans, old favorite blankets, wool sweaters, warm socks and mittens, good snow tires, quality boots, and plenty of candles should the power go out-and it will!
January is not to be wasted or crossed off in wait of Spring. January is the month I began writing The Reindeer Keeper. January is the month I sewed a complete summer wardrobe for myself when growing up in the country. January is the month in this year of 2013 that I will begin editing The Snowman Maker. January is most certainly a gift to unwrap and embrace. Stillness heals. Stillness stirs one's spirit. Happy January!
(Above photo is of one of the many fields covered in snow surrounding my grandparents' farmhouse. The tall tree in the background is the tree we considered way far away. It wasn't. But we were kids and kids see things differently). You can see things differently-after all, it's January!