Chronic Tonic at VOTS- Winter

 

Now, winter is not my favorite season. In fact, I hate being cold, especially that cold that happens when you get into the car and you shiver so hard that your back actually starts to ache...do you know that cold? Brrrrr! And winter is also a time that can find me feeling like this:

 

The holidays are over, I am broke, broke, broke and if it were not for my talent for compartmentalization they'd be sizing me up for one of those stylin' jackets that buckle up in the back:

 

But I'm not having any, thank you~

"People talk about escapism as though it's something nasty, but escapism is wonderful!" 

-Margaret Foster

 
That's right, winter is a great time for escapism. The news is bad, the weather sucks and what is there to do?

"There is nothing more to be said or done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellowmen."

-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Five Orange Pips

So, let's hear it for escapism! It doesn't matter what form it takes for you, it can mean the difference between getting through a bleak season relatively unscathed or plunging into a bout of depression and who needs that? 
 

For instance, I've recently written about getting back into creative endeavors, I have been reading some Shel Silverstein out loud to my boys and that is fun for all of us, and this weekend I have coerced some people into coming over to play cards~

 

Winter

Hair is grey
And the fires are burning
So many dreams
On the shelf
You say I wanted you to be proud of me
I always wanted that myself

He says
When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses have gone ahead
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change
My dear
 

 

 

 

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So,what kind of

triv33's picture

escapism do you indulge in? I'm all ears~

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I indulge in teevee. Any show that can make me forget

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everything else is super duper in my book.  But lately, I've been having trouble finding shows that I used to like having episodes that can help me escape.  I get bored and start thinking of too many things.  Not fun.

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I used to have so many things I

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could sit and do for hours and that's just not true anymore. Even things I enjoy--I can't stay at it, I have to break everything up.

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Lots of escapism

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Fantasy/Sci Fi novels, series. Comic books(non superhero lately) and I love the Independent ones. I like to space out and daydream about stuff still while drinking coffee. I'll crack myself up about something but won't write it down and it goes to waste though sometimes I do and sometimes I'll remember it..

I like to have a vision now before drawing(as opposed to just sketching for the hell of it), but I love the follow through when it all comes together.

Shel Silverstein is awesome.

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lately...

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I've been watching more and more stand-up on YouTube. Stuff I haven't watched for years!

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I love stand up

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I would like to go see it live as I used to(I am also broke). It was even fun on Amateur open mic night. Doin it right on youtube.

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I saw Carlin three times...

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and there was a nice little gap between, so I feel pretty good about that. I've seen others, b ut that's my major hi-lite.

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I can't escape

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I have never found the mechanism that allows me to. There is no spigot to turn off that stops the flow of caring.

IMO anyone that can was lying from the get. We can distract ourselves but we can never "escape".

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