Winter has officially arrived here in the Northern Hemisphere, since it it the time of the Winter Solstice. Winter is a season of cold, quiet, and deliciously cozy introspection. A time for curling up with furry animals, cuddly blankets, mugs full of warm drinks, books to read, thoughts to think, conversations to share, and goodness knows what else. It’s a time of hygge, of darkness and of dreaming.
When you have to venture out from your snug dwelling (by choice or by need), you get wind-pinked cheeks, lungs filled with sharp, brisk air, wood-smoke smells, and a land that is outlined with sharp silhouettes as it slumbers deep below. The sky may be dark, broody, heavy with clouds and shades of gray. Other times it is a crisp, clear blue with a bright, watery sun and gauzy billows of clouds and breath and white smoke.
I love the peace that dwells in this season – a season, as Edith Sitwell says so well, of comfort, good food and warmth, of friendly touches, and for home.
~ Monday Mantras are positive words of wisdom, insight and joy to add a bit of cheer to the start of your week and any day you need a bit of a pick-me-up! For even more inspiration please check out my Monday Mantras Pinterest Board and my Quote-spirational Board!