This time of the year my mind and body want to go into hibernation. I want to snuggle down someplace warm and nest myself until oh maybe March or April.
I'm not alone in this. While humans don't really hibernate there is this inclination, when the weather is cold and the days are short, to want to be safe and warm and even asleep.
This is the time of the year that I realize the young squirrels have the right idea, as do the groundhogs and the hazel dormouse. Don't they look cozy?
"Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action." - Ralph Ellison