Friday, February 1, 2013


February, month of despair,
with a skewered heart in the centre.
I think dire thoughts, and lust for French fries  
with a splash of vinegar.
-an excerpt from “February” by Margaret Atwood

Oh February, how I dread seeing your face each year. This is always a hard month for me to get through.  It’s a lonely, long-dead leaf skittering across an empty sidewalk.  The charm of winter has worn off, and it’s so cold the clouds are holding onto the snow to keep themselves warm.  

February is a grey lady who keeps me inside my house and inside my head for far too long.  She holds no joy of holiday and no glimmer of spring.  She is a month of struggling to keep resolutions, of grim realities and uncomfortable crossroads. No one has a picnic in February, our eyes are too heavy and our fingers too numb.

But life isn’t supposed to be one jolly picnic, is it? We need Februaries to appreciate December and May and September and all the other pleasant months in between. So that’s the last you’ll hear me complain about her. I’ll square my shoulders, set my eyes on the horizon, and keep walking until March.

To this end, my February resolution focuses on mental balance by increasing my physical activity. Nothing shakes the dust and cobwebs out of your head like a little blood flow. Or so my mother tells me. I’m not going to give you any specifics because I’m not interested in keeping an exercise diary but there will be a conscious effort on my part to be less of a lazy slug in my free time this month.  I will probably complain the whole time, so you don’t want to hear about it anyway.

Power through, friends.

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  1. I don't know...I think February is a pretty cool month (no pun intended!)...not only is it the shortest... but I was born this month...just sayin'!

    1. Yes February 7 & 8 are bright spots indeed ;) It's not all bad of course!

  2. You can't hate February as much as you claim... I know you love Valentine's Day!! :) At least once we get there, we're halfway through.

    1. yes I normally love Valentine's Day, but for some reason it makes me sad this year...hmm. well onward to March we go!

  3. and we have the skiing :) ... one week of holiday in the middle of the month and yeay it's March !! hang in there and yes... Valentine's ;) bisous, Audrey

    1. ahh if only I skiied! Or had a holiday. But yes, soon it will be spring. Miss you my dear! Bisous a toi et les deux! ;)


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