It must be the worst month of the year. The landscape is cold, grey, bleak. Trees are bare, the sun fails to shine, and rainfall – or worse, snowfall – is frequent. For Canadians, there's not even a long weekend to break up the monotony. And winter still looms ahead.
The best thing I can say about the month is that it doesn't have thirty-one days.
My sense of wellbeing is closely tied to sunlight. Don't we all feel better on a bright sunny day? During the fall and winter months there's a light therapy lamp on my desk. I switch it on each morning right after my computer and it seems to help.
While I was trudging around the south of France and complaining about the heat, I made a point of storing up the memories for days like these. Now I just need to bring them to life. I haven't finished blogging on my travels yet – I barely got started. So today I worked on a post about our journey into Burgundy. And each post will carry me further south.
I'm also going to create a wall calendar for 2013 using my favourite photos from France. Pictures of intense blue skies, sparkling waters and beautiful flowers – images that will bring back the heat of the sun and the life-affirming light that inspired artists to greatness.
I'm feeling better already!
What's your cure for November?