Winter is upon us, whether we like it or not. Today is cold, grey and dreary. It will be dark at an unreasonably early hour. Yet I have little desire to take advantage of what light there is. I want to curl up with a soft blanket, a cup of cocoa, and a cozy fire. Mostly viable options. No fire, but I suspect a few candles will suffice. I’m out of cocoa, so I will have chai tea instead. The time and freedom to curl up and hide from the world are all mine. I should remember to consider that a blessing.