Rethink Book Club: How to embrace winter
“To get better at wintering, we need to address our very notion of time."
When I lived in Sydney in my thirties, I always felt the year's rhythm was slightly off-kilter. Growing up in the northern hemisphere, I missed the seasons. On the hot, humid February days, I craved cold crisp winter days.
Why I picked up this book:
Our innate need to hibernate in winter has always fascinated me, so I picked up a copy of Katherine May's beautiful book Wintering: The Power of Rest & Retreat in Difficult Times.
If you feel the 'festive' pressure of this time of year – parties, gifts, family gatherings, or hearing Mariah Carey sing too many times on the radio – pick up this book. It's a retreat – a reminder that in our relentlessly busy modern world, we are constantly trying to resist the onset of the rest of winter.
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