Welcome. Edgartown News was born from the simple fact that I have ink and Dektol in my veins and I need to write and photograph more than I need air or food, and from my love for this little town where I grew up and raised my family, the town I have left a few times but can't quite shake for good. Here you will find wanderings and musings, photographs and commentary; the people, places, and happenings - past and present - of a small island town: my home town.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I love Winter

I Love Winter

The truth is, I love winter (and as I write, we are in the middle of another in a series of January snow storms). I love the coziness about it, and the fact that it gives me an excuse to stay inside all day, holed up, focusing on various work-related or creative projects pertaining to photography or music, or reorganizing a closet, or remodeling or rearranging something or other, or catching up on paper work or a sewing project; general nesting. The cozy, indoor-centered winter is a kind of hibernation for me - not the sleeping kind of hibernation that bears do in caves, but the tending to the home-fires kind of rest that grounds me and replenishes my soul. I would never want to live in a part of the world where there is no winter, and I grow weary of the constant, collective complaining about snow and cold. I love it - the frigid air feels good on my cheeks and wakes my brain up - and snow is still magic to me. I love waking up in the morning in the dark, and I also love the dark that closes in on us in the early evening, drawing people together around a table under the glow of lamp light. In fact, I enjoy winter so much that this time of year, when the days start growing longer (at the rate of about one minute per day; it is now still light at 4:45, compared to being dark at 4:00 back in December), I find myself thinking, wait -slow down; I'm not quite finished with my winter's rest -  because I know what comes next: the frenetic scurrying; the turning to all things outward and out-of-doors and busy-ness and people and schedules.

Yes, I do love this slow and dark and inward-turning time.




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6 comments:

  1. Amen, Sara. I feel exactly the same way about winter and I am grateful for your words that describe so eloquently my feelings about this magic time of year.
    Tori

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  2. Sara, you are a gifted artist of the eye and soul. Thank you for sharing your exquisite photography and meditations which expand and transform our experience of the season, raising our consciousness and appreciation to a higher plane. The creator deserves no less. Thank you for calling us to praise his name.

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  3. Sara,
    You caught me off guard, and just for a moment, almost, made me think that I love winter :)

    Beautifully expressed, and great photos.

    The first photo looks like hoar frost. Around Christmas, it was all over my lawn one early morning......beautiful!
    I love visiting your site!
    Thank you.
    Allouise

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  4. Peggy, thank you for your kind comments.

    Allouise, I was trying to think of the name of that stuff, and the words hoar frost came to me without actually knowing what it was. Thank you.

    And thank you for the compliments - much appreciated. :-)

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  5. Hi Sara...its always a pleasure to see your photos and read your words...so well spoken....Thank You. I am in California for a couple of months and its nice to be connected to all of you back on the island. I am planning to get together with Maria and Kelly soon. Loving you from a distance...your nephew Eric

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