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 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~



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


Tori Amos - Winter







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One of my favoritist Tori songs!

Tyree's picture

... on one of her best albums ever. Good for winter, that's for sure!

Here's to wintery escapism. I love Netflix movies and good, funny novels (Hiaasen)!

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ahhhh i watch the tube, i'm a bit addicted to...

poligirl's picture

the USA channel lineup... and i'm reading a snarky book on my kindle written from a cat's POV called PsychoKitty: Diary of a Mad House Cat, and that's pretty funny....

and i'm hooked on these damn facebook games... GAH! sometimes i need escapism from the escapism, lol....

and i like naps. just thought i'd say so. :D

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triv33's picture

my dad has rigged the heat so that I often wake in the night feeling as though I'm in the malaria belt.

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