Monday Miscellany: Midwinter Musings

Happy Monday, friends! Evidently we’re doubling up on the alliteration today. I’ve been in a very cozy mood lately–“the bleak midwinter” always seems to awaken some kind of hibernation instinct in me. Really, though, it doesn’t feel particularly bleak. There have been plenty of sunny days here and even the chilly gray days are beautiful in their own way. It’s the best time of year for curling up with a book to warm your heart and a hot drink to warm your stomach. This week I’m sharing some hygge-inspired finds to help you enjoy the season.

Good Music

Everything about this music video is exquisite. From the lovely lullaby-esque song, to the artful watercolor animation, to Anne Akiko Meyers’ beautiful playing… all the heart-eyes. It’s a balm for the soul, and a timely reminder that spring will come again.

Good Art

I recently discovered Loré Pemberton on Instagram and her style of art is right up my alley. Folk art is just so delightfully cozy, isn’t it? This piece in particular is perfect for winter: the cool tones; the still, quiet beauty; and of course the warm red coat.

Good Words

I’ve been reading a ton this month! I just finished Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings as well as A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter, and I’m currently reading Perelandra, the second book in C.S. Lewis’s space trilogy. I’m also still slogging through Les Mis. Seventy-two percent done, only twenty-eight percent to go!

As far as digital reading goes, I enjoyed this post from Blessed is She, which discusses some ways to avoid winter burnout in your spiritual life.

That’s all for this week! Stay happy, healthy, and hopeful. ❤️