January 21, 2012

A grey January morn...

This has got to be one of the dreariest times of the year. Weather is crappy and a lot folks, counting this one, don't have two dimes to rub together. Low-down and pitiful.

On the other hand, i can kind of enjoy a feeling of hibernation and melancholia during the winter months. I do think melancholia is the best state for creating. I love sitting by my gas heater with the soft winter light coming through the windows, BBC4 on the radio and a sewing needle, pen or musical instrument in my hand. It's a good thing too that i've learned to love it... For Mississippi standards, it's winter here in Holland almost 3/4 of the year.

I hope that you too are finding some enjoyment in the winter. (Yes, i know, you Southern Hemisphere folks are woopin' up. I'm not talking to you.) If you're one of those kind that dies a little bit every time a leaf falls, this may cheer you up a bit. Put your woolies on, make some hot chocolate with big fluffy marshmallows in it (a shot of whiskey won't hurt a bit either) and listen to the wonderful Frederik Goossens & The Winin' Boys from Belgium performing 'The Magic Ukulele Waltz by Roy Smeck'. Much Love & Peace to you all.

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