sometimes i feel like we create holidays to help us get through winter. i know, historically, this isn't true. jesus was born at christmas. the end of the year is december 31. thanksgiving is for some reason the fourth thursday in november. and even chanukah falls right in the middle of it all. but it helps, this placement. this month plus a week of family gatherings, gift-giving, over-eating and decorating. the lights. the santas. the things to keep us busy.
but then, those of us in colder climates, are faced with three months more of cold. dark. dead branches. brown grass. and snow and ice and skin-burning wind chills. no gifts. no giving. no twinkle lights.
but why not? maybe i'll make 2012 the year that i do more during winter. love more. celebrate more. give more. enjoy more.
yeah, that sounds good.