i am not a fan of winter. i spend the winter months (and there are many of them here in newfoundland) indoors. resenting where i live. ignoring what is going on outside and waiting for the warmth to return. i made a conscious decision this year to change my mind. i don't want to feel detached from the natural world for almost half the year.
my holiday reading was adam gopnik's collection of essays called "winter". i finished it last night and absolutely loved it. (although i do confess i flipped through the essay on hockey...)
i'm determined to embrace this season. get out every day and experience the weather - no matter how severe it is. abigail says she's along for the ride.