“The quiet transition from autumn to winter is not a bad time at all. It’s a time for protecting and securing things and for making sure you’ve got in as many supplies as you can. It’s nice to gather together everything you possess as close to you as possible, to store up your warmth and your thoughts and burrow yourself into a deep hole inside, a core of safety where you can defend what is important and precious and your very own. Then the cold and the storms and the darkness can do their worst. They can grope their way up the walls looking for a way in, but they won’t find one, everything is shut, and you sit inside, laughing in your warmth and your solitude, for you have had foresight.”
- Tove Jansson, Moominvalley in November
i have been down and out with a cold and nasty cough all week, another unmistakable sign of the autumn to winter change! i'm starting to recover though, just in time for the first weekend of December :) i'll be finishing up our Christmas decorating, finally seeing Breaking Dawn Part 2 (important to finish up the series, no matter how much I'm hate-watching at this point!), and having some friends over on Sunday evening for a drink (or two!) before a trip into Lincoln Park's ZOO LIGHTS together. all good things.
have a wonderful weekend.