A Girl Can Keep it Together
I don't remember minding the darkness so much back in Seattle. But it wasn't quite as dark, being slightly further south. Also, because my old school didn't have any hallways, I was forced to go outside during the work day to get anywhere, and that probably helped. And we had a front and back porch. That helped too, I think.
Also, my rhythm is thrown off by not having Thanksgiving break at the end of November. We just keep plowing through till Christmas, I guess. It's weird to see all these harbingers of Thanksgiving online and not to be having it here. I'm not even that crazy about Thanksgiving as a holiday, but it turns out I miss it. My cousin's hosting a sumptuous American Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, which will be nice.
I'm working on keeping above the Pit of Despair by any means necessary: DVDs, Facebook, reading whatever I want to, eating chocolate and drinking wine.
And over and over in the car, between audiobooks, listening to The Be Good Tanyas' newest album, which we bought in the far-off sun-warmed days of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival last July.
I especially like the first cut, "Human Thing." It's not especially cheery, but it resonates more and more the more times I listen. You can hear the whole song (and see a lovely, springlike animated video interpretation) here.