September 26, 2012 by Darlene McC
George RR Martin is a gifted story teller. If you haven’t yet read any of A Song of Ice and Fire I strongly encourage you to pick up Game of Thrones and check it out (even if you don’t like fantasy, I promise you’ll love this).
There are a lot of gems in those books, but one of my favorite lines are the Stark words: Winter is Coming.
It’s true the Stark’s are stoic people, and their house words no less so; but there’s deeper truth in these three words than just the obvious. The onset of fall (and this week’s Autumnal Equinox) does herald a winter on it’s heels, making fall a time of preparation. We squirrel money away for the holidays, dust off our warm coats, and fluff up our duvet. What are you doing to prepare inside for winter? We’re coming up on cold season, we all get a little less active, and your sun exposure causes a drop in Vitamin D (the primary cause for the winter blues).
It’s time to start thinking about how you want the rest of your year to go. Did you swear to yourself in January that this year was the year for X, Y, or Z? Yes, I see that glint of guilt… there’s still time to get it done.
Fall is also the time to make use of the harvest. There is no better time to try a new recipe or hunker down and make some soup. Challenge yourself in the kitchen, cuddle close to those you love, and get outside when you can to enjoy that fall light; after all, Winter is Coming.
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