No. 62

Slowly Breaking


The absence of sunlight during the winter makes me notice and long for it even more.


I find myself drawn to it, fascinated by it. The way it lights and spills.


The way it creeps into dark corners and streams and mixes with smoke.



In winter, I’m always reminded how luxurious a nap in the afternoon sun can be, how colorful sunrises and sunsets are, how much I need to feel it on my skin.


What does the winter make you long for?

{photographs used under Creative Commons license. Credits in order of appearance: morganglines, G J, Sentrawoods, Rev Stan, Gillie – lovestruck, Nina Matthews Photography}

About brandi

Brandi is a digital strategist, website developer, and founder of Alchemy+Aim, a company that helps entrepreneurs and business owners elevate their online presence and enhance their digital experience. Her academic background in theatre, philosophy and physics was the perfect foundation for launching her business, where she’s worked with Brené Brown, Laverne Cox, Judy Smith, and other notable thought leaders since 2013. She is an advocate for using technology in ways that humanize, connect and serve people as well as for asking deeper philosophical questions and teaching others to think more broadly about impact when they create, particularly in STEAM fields.

9 thoughts on “Slowly Breaking

  1. Beautiful. I definitely miss the sunlight in the winter. College in South Bend was tough as from October – March there is what we like to call a permacloud that hovers overhead. We were lucky for 2 days of sunshine in the winter there!

    Now, winter makes me crave coffee, fireplaces, chunky wool socks and epic stories {be it a book or a movie, it must be epic.} Almost every winter I find myself watching things like Lord of the Rings {laugh it up} multiple times to get in my epics.

  2. I just long to be warm again. Not like it’s freezing in California, but it’s always too cold when I get to the office and then I have to sit all day. I’d rather complain about it being too hot than too cold.

    Unless I’m at home where I can stay in bed all day.

    Also, it will be so nice when it’s still light outside when I get home from work.

  3. Winter makes me long for reading a book by a fireplace, roasting marshmallows, making smores, sipping hot cocoa & kisses in the snow.

    xoxo, Oleah

  4. This post is so beautiful! Winter this year makes me wish for warmth, as I moved to Minnesota and it’s ridiculously cold!

  5. Ah winter! After a week of 40 plus degree celcius temperature, I’m gagging for a bit of the cold.

    I’m fantasising about being on a comfy couch, jeans and sweater on, cup of tea in hand and a page turner on my lap.

    I love to be cosy. Western Australia cannot be described as cosy right now.

  6. I love winter…cosy warm in my boat ( 5th picture down ) with the suns rays coming in through he portholes and the reflections of the water on the ceiling..

    Nice use of my picture!!

  7. what a pretty post on light. it’s such a special thing, how light can really shape a mood and feeling. here in southern california, the light still shines bright alllll day, but there are subtle differences between winter and summer sun. there’s something special about the type of light and sun. :)

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