I am sitting here on the couch with the headphones on because the basketball game is on and I can’t really write with that blithering in my head. I am in my 2nd day of no coffee and I think my eyes are getting worse, not better. I know 2 days isn’t much, but I … Continue reading Winter, enough.
The robins are back. The redwing blackbirds returned today. But there is still snow on the ground, and I am still wearing my down coat, and down gloves, and a wool hat. The temps are not going above 40 degrees for the foreseeable future. The lake is still frozen. Everyone is talking about it. Everyone … Continue reading The Top 10 Reasons I Am Grateful It Is Still Winter in March
This has been a very long winter. But surprisingly, I am okay. I am not great, but I am fine. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being overjoyed and 1 being suicidal, I have maintained a solid 7 all winter. This is huge. (This is weird.) This is what has helped. Vitamin … Continue reading How I am surviving this hellish winter
I started this day reading Oliver Sack's moving piece about his terminal cancer diagnosis. This part: "Over the last few days, I have been able to see my life as from a great altitude, as a sort of landscape, and with a deepening sense of the connection of all its parts. This does not mean … Continue reading Survival Concerns
Today I hate winter. Wallace Stevens has this poem called The Snowman that starts with, "One must have a mind of winter..." And that line invaded my consciousness as I stared at the kitchen thermometer that read minus something. (As soon as there is a minus sign, all possibility for happiness is gone, so it doesn't … Continue reading 17 Things I Need To Be Happy