How to Survive Winter with Just Your Own Mind…

This past weekend, it snowed on the Vermont campus! If you’ve still got the chills, or are dreading next winter, or summer is your winter, learn how to survive winter in this now-classic essay by Rebecca Brown in The Stranger:

“It’s dark outside so winter inside makes sense. It’s cold so you cover up. It’s stuffy and sweaty inside your clothes but your fingers and face are freezing. The sky is gray and the trees are leafless, they’ve given up, and if there’s a sun it’s very hard to see. The nights are long, they last forever, until you’re supposed to get up and then you can’t. You don’t want to get out of bed or see or talk to anyone. You want to sleep and not wake up. You want to burrow. Things are supposed to get “better” in spring but that isn’t what you want. The winter trees have given up so why can’t you?”

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