The leaves are about to turn in some parts of the world.
Autumn for me used to be something I just see in movies or read about in books, until I experienced it first hand—once in Sydney, twice in New York. I didn’t want the season to end. I wish I could freeze time and stay there forever, wrapped in layers, thick socks, knits.
It’s ironic how the thought of a cold weather makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Like you want to light a scented candle, grab a book, pull over a blanket, and listen to Landslide for hours while you sip on your cup of hot choco.
I mean, I don’t know.. Doesn’t fall have that effect on most of us?
For us who live in the tropics, the closest thing we have to cold weather is when the rainy season kicks in, or when Christmas season comes around. But since it’s hot and humid here practically all year round, an average household would have air conditioning in the bedroom anyway, giving us a reason to invest in some airconditioned-room slash bed-weather slash rainy-day essentials—
- Ultra soft beddings and sheets to keep us warm
- Scented candles to set the mood
- Plush pillows for maximum comfort
- Mood lights to brighten the room
- Some hot choco and a book
- Loved ones to cuddle and freeze time with
The other morning I woke up to the sound of rain, bright morning light coming through the curtains of our bedroom windows. I looked around to see my little family, still sleeping and bundled up in blankets, and felt a familiar rush of emotions—amazement, joy, gratitude.
We may not have autumn and four seasons just above the equator, but we do have moments of cozy all year round—moments when you wish you could freeze time and stay there forever, wrapped in layers, soft sheets, love.
How about you? How do you keep cozy all year round?