Alas, autumn daylight savings time has come and gone, giving us a meagre extra hour of sleep in exchange for greedily gobbling up our precious, waning daylight. I am pained at the thought of leaving work today in the dark. Though there is not a bright side to this sad event, we do try to look for the positive, and the Birmingham Davises have declared a new season of coziness. Determined to overcome the depressing lack of vitamin D, we will pile on an extra dose of worn and cozy blankets, hot beverages abounding in sturdy mugs, hoodies, seasonal movies, and socks. I'm also thinking about making a soup a week (there are so many recipes I want to try.) So treasure those few hours of sunshine and blue november sky while you will, and then hunker down and snuggle up.
To go in the dark with a light is to know the light,
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is travelled by dark feet and dark wings.
~Wendell Berry, To Know the Dark