Awaken Together From A Long Winter
This has been a long winter. And I love winter—snow shoeing through the woods, packing a sled in the bracing cold, and making fires at night.
Winter also comes with the urge to be in a cocoon, to turn inward like a bear in hibernation—or head south for the winter.
The primitive desire to slow down goes back to the distant past when we followed the rhythms and cycles of nature. In the winter it was practical to lay low because food was scarce and physical movement burned precious calories.
The orientation of our culture tends to ignore nature.[Read more…] about I Want To Hibernate