Cozy, grey, soft days of December. The sun never fully rises in the sky and so it seems that nothing ever fully awakens. That is how I feel-locked away in my warm studio away from the outside world. I'm feeling better today, drinking tea and up and about. Although that is not too far. My mind feels slow and sluggish as if it is in hibernation. I am much more aware of the little things and can spend much time studying a necklace given as a gift, or a leaf floating on a frozen lake, discovering a spark plug among my garden stones. Before I realize it the day is past and the sleepy sun is setting in the west, getting dark at 4pm and it seems like it never got daylight. I'm enjoying this time of rest and relaxing with it knowing that it will pass just like the seasons and that soon I'll feel energized and full of life.