Wintering is a book by Katherine May which I recently finished.
The blurb sums it up nicely: "The power of rest and retreat in difficult times."
It was fortuitous I read it at this particular time as I gained some new perspective on wintering. The wintering of my life particularly.
So many here race off to sunnier climes (at least in pre-plague days) avoiding the whole wintering business.
It's a time for being home, for crafting, for making soups and reading and writing for playing music and watching old movies. Embracing a form of hibernation. We've lost touch with all of that. Rising with the sun, bedding down along with it as the day comes to a close.
I was and still am, processing my latest health challenges and this has helped me see life more sharply, through a different pair of spectacles if you will. Hunkering down is OK. Our bodies crave it.
I received this wonderful validation in my email box yesterday from one of the eight people in my weekly writing workshop. It lifted me immeasurably.
M, thank you a million times over for the magic you are creating in our writing group! I feel so fortunate! So Elated! It;s given me a new confidence and a comfort I haven't felt in my skin for a long time or maybe never! Seeing us all evolving! seeing what B read this week just rendered me speechless. How she evolves! What stories these women carry inside them come to life is the best feeling in the world.
forever in your debt,