A Month in a Cup; February 2017

“The day and time itself: late afternoon in early February, was there a moment of the year better suited for despair?” Alice McDermott
 That was honestly the most positive quote I found concerning February. Quite a negativity around this month from the circles of literature. To be fair, February has kinda earned its reputation. For one, look at St. Valentines, sweethearts are all over the place trying to find the perfect gift (in the most perfect reasonable price) and on the other hand the single ones, are reminded of the absence of a partner annually, in the coldest days of winter (with their fireplace as their only intimate companion). The fact that mr. Valentine departed life brutally as a wild supporter of love and defender of forbidden love overshadows the fun so…he’s literally playing the third wheel. If this wasn’t enough, this month is considered the month of the dead. If you seek more explanation;

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A Month in a Cup; November 2016

“November always seemed to me the Norway of the year.” – Emily Dickinson
Mon Dieu! It’s been literally a month. November hasn’t left us still but since I’m in the mood of emotional goodbyes, why not to end his -yeah, he’s a blond, tall, Norwegian academic in my head- chapter today! Of course, I would be lying if denied Dickinson’s participation in such a fantasy.
Dearest readers, ladies and gentlemen, take a moment to think about November…. give this month a form, a face, a gender if you like… he is bloody Norwegian, exactly like she said.
Let’s put deep thoughts aside. For one, let me introduce you this new kind of post, where every month we’re going to have a cup of coffee and discuss the month…

**takes a small sip**November was greatly fulfilling! I’m happy to say that I enjoyed myself a lot, in the company of fabulous friends and fabulous books.

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