Today has been one of those lazy, do nothing and enjoy it kind of days. Those are few and far between…but, so very necessary for the soul to rest and build up strength to do what must be done every other day of the week.
It has been cold and wet. We woke up this morning to a growing blanket of fluffy white snow…the first of the season, to lightly coat the ground. Of course, it did not stay there because the ground is not frozen yet…so, the warmth of the earth melted the brilliant, white snow early in the day. This is just a mini preview of what is to come in the next few weeks.
The snow brought joy to my child’s face…and, a look of acceptance to mine 🙂 Now is the time to contemplate making a nice homemade, chunky sort of comfort meal…like maybe a hot, hearty chicken noodle soup with homemade dumplings…or maybe a rich, smooth, smoky pea soup, or possibly a filling fall harvest kind of soup with some happy orange carrots, and some limey green cabbage surrounding floating chunks of the all american staple of potatoes in a nice rich broth of ham pieces or some pieces of bacon. However, this is work…and, cannot stand alone. One must complement the meal with some fresh- from- the- oven homemade doughy, buttery rolls. This is the treat that we offer ourselves when the reality of 6 months of cold, wet, dark and dreary winter comes sneaking upon us. Oh, if that sounds ominous…then you will have to come back on another day when the snow is cherished and given glory…just not today when i have to grow to appreciate it’s beauty.
Golly, you will just have to check back in a few weeks, when i paint the picture of a cheery morning; when the snow crystals sparkle in the sunlight and underscore the weight of the evergreen branches that bow under the weight of the heavy flakes of snow that have fallen overnight, much to our surprise. Then you will see that the human spirit is flexible and has the wisdom to recognize all of the gifts in life.