January 3, 2014. I wake to a boatload of snow. White, untrodden, clean. Since I have no need to leave the house today, and have 2 kids home to shovel once they awake, I sit peacefully at my (desktop) computer and write. My laptop remains at Staples and the likelihood of receiving it today depends on whether they are open and whether I can get to them. Which probably won’t happen. I took pictures of the snow on my phone. It has taken me 20 minutes to figure out how to get them onto this blog and I’m pleased to report – I did it!
The snow is beautiful. And plentiful. Thickened clumps of bright white flakes lie everywhere, on tree limbs, driveways, cars. I like snow, ever since I was a kid and it meant no school along with sled riding or skiing. I stay indoors (except for shoveling) and allow a lazy peace to overtake me. There is nothing I need – food, shelter, companionship, and warmth are mine inside. Aninteresting start to the new year along with an interesting conversation with my significant other about appreciation. Not taking one another for granted. Not assuming. Life is for learning.
I feel strong and centered moving forward. I keep my choices (mostly) conscious, weighing pros and cons, balancing the scales of decision and action and knowing I’ll be fine whatever the outcome. I like intelligent, sensitive people surrounding me because they notice parts of life and share it. This expands my universe and allows us the opportunity to behave differently. We are all subject to habit, past glitches that hold us fast, and change.
Once again I wish friends, family and all my blog readers a very happy, healthy, productive and abundant 2014!