It's getting COLD here. Just like that, winter's here. Our sort of winter anyway. The kind where you can be in a t-shirt walking to the shops during the day, then bundled up in jackets and leaning against a chill wind the moment the sun sets.
I feel the change of seasons and have begun to make winter plans.
I sure don't intend for us to hibernate!
to build a winter garden
to walk everywhere, bundled up and beanied if we have to be
to catch buses to unknown destinations!
to walk the dog with friends
to climb the dunes at the beach, even if it makes our noses run in the cold
to fly kites (well, to buy kites, then fly them)
to make lots and lots of hot chocolates
to go to the library, even Often-er than before
to visit for whole days with friends,
just letting time go by
to go by train to the big smoke
and see art galleries and look up at the skyscrapers
to leave the learning to life and flow
and not force it when the sky is grey and motivation is missing
to skip in whatever sun we have, whether it's weak and watery or
blazing in a wind-whipped sky
to enjoy this new time…
with every thing
we have in us.
this time last year…