Cats have a way of showing you what to focus on and what to be amazed by.
I have a feeling this will not be his only snow of the season. He appeared so fascinated by the sounds, smells, and the “white stuff” inside our doorway. I even held him so he could see the wind blow outside the screen door during the storm.
Sometimes I forget that my cats still have their “firsts.” His first was another moment for me to slow down and enjoy the beauty. Cat owners understand.
The snow is melting, but these images remain. My favorite is the bird on the branch. During the height of the storm, she remained on the branch sleeping, breathing gently.
I don’t know why I thought it was a “she.” Maybe I related to her resilience. She found her spot on the inner part of the branch. There she stayed as the storm gained strength.
Good evening everyone.
Moments of clarity come when you least expect them. I work with young children, so those moments often come at school. When I returned from winter break, my students had many questions about my vacation. They would ask me what I did or where I traveled. (The students I work with have traveled frequently and visited locations I have only experienced as an adult. Their normal is traveling during vacation breaks.) My answer would always be:
- I did nothing;
- I traveled to [my hometown].
Before the shoveling,
Before the snowblowing,
Before almost falling trying to clean off my Jeep Wrangler,
There was the peaceful beauty of falling snow…
Views from Blizzard Jonas
Puts my mind at ease if that is who I will see when I get there…And a buffet too…Sweet! T. Lanette Pollard Thinking about and embracing death has been hard for me. I know it has been hard for most people. I have faced it head-on with the death …