My friend Kallay has been taking part in a blog link-up hosted by all.things.fadra, and I couldn't help but be attracted by the thought of a stream-of-consciousness post. I don't know if I'll do this every Sunday, but for today, we'll have some fun.
Fadra's prompt today was "How does winter make you feel and what do you do with those feelings?"
My first thought is that I like winter. That's easily said from my comfy computer chair in my brightly lit, warm kitchen. Today is a gorgeous, sunny day, and it's mid-afternoon. My house is bright and cheerful, and oddly un-winter-like. I have this avatar that says "Winter just wasn't my season." Normally, winter feels just as grey to me as that avatar. I can feel myself wilt as days go by without enough sun or warmth, and on the odd chance that there has been a rash of snowfall during the month, I've moved beyond wilting to outright desperation.
Don't get me wrong, I love the snow. I love the quiet as it falls. I've always thought that the sound of snow falling is perfectly captured in the movie It's a Wonderful Life. There's a moment when the scene is Bedford Falls with the snow falling, and the audio captures this quiet "thump," like snow falling from a tree branch. I love that sound. I miss it this year...we received snow before Halloween, but nothing has stuck since.
It makes me long for a "true" winter, but in reality I can't say I'm terribly sad. I'm enjoying the warmer days and the bright sunshine. The wind is still there for a proper chill every now and then, so hot chocolate sounds just right. One day, though, I'll be needing my winter snow...I have a suspicion it will sneak up on us in March and dump a season's worth at one time. We'll see.
This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
~ Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
~ Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
~ Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
~ Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
~ Link up your post at all.things.fadra.
~ Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.
I have to admit, I cheated on not proofreading...I'm a proof-as-I-go writer, so I couldn't not correct spelling without breaking my SOC. I didn't go back and actively proof it for grammar and making sense, though, so I hope this will do! If you're reading this, I hope you consider joining in, too.