My favourite season is gone and winter is setting in, it’s time to pull out the woolies, hot-water bottles, heaters and if you’re lucky to have an indoor fire place, to light it up.
These dark chilly evenings and mornings are not for me. When it comes to winter, I’m such a baby and sleep with thick pajamas, bed-socks, 3 duvets (if my husband would allow me, I would have an electric blanket on too). Climbing out of my warm snug bed never seems like a good idea and my early morning beach walks become a thing of the past for a few months.
All this coldness reminds me of a “poem” I read a few years ago, titled “I’m gonna be a bear.
In this life I’m a woman. In my next life, I’d like to come back as a bear. When you’re a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that. Before you hibernate, you’re supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that too. When you’re a girl bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you are sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute, cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that. If you’re a mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them too. I could deal with that. If you’re a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat. Yup, I’m gonna be a bear!
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News & Photos March – June 2013