“You decide… today you will look directly at the sights around you for what they are: frozen.” No two winters – or even two seconds – are totally alike. Here’s an invitation to pause and take in the moment.
Vermont farmer Wilson Bentley, the first person to photograph and study the complexity of snow crystals, died 87 years ago today: “On the morning he was laid to rest… it began to snow, leaving a dusting over the burial ground.”
Once you’ve obtained the willpower, the digits and the guts, how do you get “Hottie of the Season” to leave the house and share some of their warmth with you?
Living on the bare minimum requires maximum skill.
Some quick fixes for mild cases of the winter blues.
“The feeling of ‘I wish I was there’ may turn, unexpectedly, to resentment and even rage when you see your friends happily smiling with ridiculous costumes in colorful pictures and you realize you have been using the same ugly sweater since New Yearâ€™s eveâ€” the day your social life in Europe died to be reborn in warmer months.”