Thursday, January 05, 2017
Unwritten and Unstudied
The days are growing longer and have been since December 22. Our skies are so gray and gloomy and rainy that I barely notice unless I am sitting inside and a bit of sun finally breaks through at the time of sunset and I, with some surprise, notice that the sunset is still out there but a bit later.
For those who work nights or who, like my relative, work in a very dark office without windows and much light during the day and have had to actually order a full spectrum light to sit near their desk, I feel you deserve better. I do not know how they can keep their spirits up. They go for much of their lives without sunlight. It is SAD (Seasonal Adjustment Syndrome).
I do like that I can light the candles earlier in the evening and start a cozy fire in the fireplace and have an excuse for doing cozy rather than energetic things.
I have finished reading Upstream by Mary Oliver, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, but could not finish the Book of Kells as it seem a bit of a slog.
I am now reading some light, silly romance whose title escapes me. It takes place in the South and the heroine is overweight and insecure but has marvelous inner strength which she calls upon in her divorce.
The Christmas Decorations are re-packed except for two little wooden houses I had forgotten. I do think there is an unwritten rule of nature that you must always forget to put away a decoration or two!