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!"
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~