Friday, January 28, 2011
Beating the winter blues.
It never fails. Every year they come and settle in about this time. I was thinking of coming on here and asking for suggestions on how everyone gets through these cold and sunless months. For someone like me who would pick to be outside doing heavy lifting than indoors washing dishes every time. Harsh winters can be hard on the soul. All the turmoil around here the last month has magnified it all too. I have been down to say the least and today was my worst day by far. Add to that that I have not been on my horses back in WEEKS. Yes it is true it has been weeks. It has been bitter cold. Windchills in the single and even negative digits. And the rare day that it got into the high 20's I inevitibly could not make it out to ride. And the sun? There have been very few times in the last month that I have even seen the sun peek out. So I was thinking of coming on here and asking for suggestions and then I went out to the barn to feed and my mood instantly improved. I realized this change and felt a sense of relief come over me that this will pass. And I walked into my horses stall as he was eating his food and wrapped my arms around his neck and sighed a sigh of comfort. That this amazing creature who if he wanted could take me out with one strike of just one of his legs just lets me hug his neck. Not budging as if he wants that hug just as much as I need it. I bury my face in his neck and breath in deeply and smell that smell that is undeniably his. And I just stay there...and that is how one beats the winter blues. Strike that, that is how one kicks the winter blues right in the ass.