I've been watching the metamorphosis of the tree in my front yard. A month ago, as Minneapolis got yet another pile of snow, I noticed that the knobby little branch I can see from my window was a bit knobbier than before. So even as we dug out our cars (again), I felt a stirring of hope. Hope is a very precious thing after a long winter.
And today, I watched cotton candy clouds sail through the blue sky and felt genuinely warmed by the sun (too warm! crazy!).
Spring is coming. Spring will come.
This winter I am learning about rest. I think it has less to do with sleep than I thought.
Not that I'm anti-sleep. Far from it! One of my roommates often refers to my need for "100 hours of sleep" - a day. In fact, I'm pretty sure I spent most of January sleeping. You think I'm joking, but I'm not. Here's a quick overview of my schedule - I worked early mornings at the coffee shop, came home, took a nap, woke up and did stuff for a few hours and then went back to bed. Lovely! The only problem is that when I think back over January, I pretty much only remember the inside of my room, particularly the view from my bed through the tiny slit in my covers when they're almost covering my head.
Anyways, I am all about sleeping and highly recommend more of it to everyone. ...
I'm trying to spread a little love around, so I made my Winter EP available for FREE! All you have to do is go to the "MUSIC" page, and each song is available there to download. Happy Valentine's Day!
The nice thing about roommates is that you don't have to pick up the phone and call (wait, does anyone do that any more? text, perhaps) your friends to invite them over in order to socialize. Whether or not you and your roommates are even friends, there's another living, human being in your place of residence, and sometimes it's just nice to have some company.
The not-nice thing about roommates is that if one of you gets sick, y'all are more than likely to come down with something. By y'all I mean, well, in my case, the rest of the 5 of us are likely to come down with something (I have a lot of roommates). Yesterday one of my roommates started sneezing and coughing and saying things like, "I don't feel so good." A wave of panic swept over the rest of us, and two of my other roommates immediately...