I don’t know about other people, but winter, especially after the Christmas madness, I tend to fold-in and turn introspective (Although I’m sure if my husband gets to read this he’ll say “but you’re always introspective Dean!)
Can you blame me? Coming from a tropical country where it’s warm and sunny everyday, of course, we do get the grey clouds too, especially when it rains, but it never lasts unlike here in England.
The the changing of seasons, while it is beautiful, always has an affect on me. I try to ride it and just go with the flow, mindful that the greyness and drabness isn’t permanent, that it’s only temporary. You would think that after almost a decade of living here, I’d be an expert now. I think though, I’m getting better, my skin is thicker.
And it isn’t really that bad really, while January is awful, here in Cornwall, even though it’s only the first day of February, I can see evidence of spring coming already. The bulbs are slowly coming up and the days are getting longer. We no longer drive T to her gymnastics class at 5pm in the dark.
The bright days are coming and the thought of it makes me feel giddy! The flowers will bloom soon. The trees will get their leaves in abundance back. All the colours, different hues will spring everywhere. What’s not to like? Are you excited too?