"One is the Loneliest Number"
I often feel like I'm one step behind everyone. And so the feeling continues with my participation in the "Poetic Winter Challenge". The prompt is "Solitude". Which is downright perfect in summing up how I feel about Winter. NOT a fan. NOT a fan of solitude. Truth be told, I'm a bandwagon fan of Winter and Solitude. I just like to jump off the bandwagon a lot sooner than most...two weeks max of cold temps and solitude and I'm good to go.
I am by nature a social person. Warm weather is more conducive to that. Once Winter approaches, everything turns inwards. Animals hibernate. Greenery goes dormant. Sunlight diminishes. We follow nature's lead and follow her. There is a quietness to winter that is the antithesis of warmer weather months. Perhaps that is good. We all need a rest. Mother Nature probably knows best. But I guess I just need less rest than what she thinks. Wouldn't be the first time I disagreed with a mom.
Winter Solitude. Probably a necessity. Just less of a necessity for me.