Nat’s tips for keeping warm.
At this moment as I write it is raining slushy snow and sometimes hail out there on the wet, black cobblestoned streets.
If I had a fireplace I would do nothing all day but sit by it and write. I am a heat monger.
Instead I wear wool and often put a shawl over my shoulders like an old Italian woman. I choose one of velvet to keep the glamour up, plus velvet is heavy and warm to boot.
Recently I have been heating up a hot water bottle “borsa della aqua calda” hot water purse (glamour up again?). Then the last unglamorous thing I do is jump rope. Jumping rope completely gets the circulation going and heats me up fast. Velvet shawl, hot water purse and jump rope and I am good to go.
On a more intellectual note, here are a few quotes from Helen Keller. For my international readers I will briefly say she was an American author, lecturer and political activist (1880-1968). Who after an illness when she was just 19 months old became deaf and blind. This first quote always makes me weepy. She is an inspiration to me.
“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to uncharted land, or opened a new doorway to the human spirit.”
“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
“The best most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.”
Now go make a cup of tea and think about that!