March 13, 2017 (day 13)
Mocha’s expression about sums up my enthusiasm for this March snowstorm already commencing a bit down the coast. I have closely watched the weather for years for my business and like Oprah says, one thing I know for sure is: you cannot control the weather. So why waste one iota of energy over something we have no control over? Well, x, y, and z! That’s why. And the weather comes or doesn’t in many cases.
School is closed. Hunker down and watch a movie…, clean out a closet, bake cookies (a snow day ritual for me), build a snowman, snowshoe, drink herbal tea or hot chocolate with marshmallows. Build a fire. Or study for your midterm as one of my favorite college students said he was going to. (I did not study on snow days, for the record). Oh and thank you to the MANY people who trudge through the tundra to work be it police officers, hospital staff (I have one joining us tomorrow night for a close walk to work on Wednesday), food providers wholesale and grocery, staff of our building, city staff working to move the snow and treat the roads. I am doing my Ellen dance for you.
I have met folks here experiencing snow for the first time and tend to forget it’s magical Narnia-like quality. Almost a snow grinch I would have to confess. I met someone this weekend who LOVES winter and cold. And so I am reminded to embrace the here and now. The cold air always feels refreshing (thank you Mocha AND thrift store sleeping bag down to the ground jacket). And if I don’t flip the coin I am one of the FB complainers I unfollow.
Heads or tails?! I will say that longer days of light remind me there is light at the end of the tunnel. I have lived through a full cycle of the seasons here despite how long I waited for anything to bud. And guess what?! It DOES, and WILL. When this New England place is ready.
And tomorrow I will watch the storm from a high perch above the tree line, a magical spot to be. A deep breath in and out remembering I have a friend who will post a time lapse video he shoots overnight. Shining a light on perspective.
HAPPY SNOWSTORM STELLA SNOW DAY. May you be well. And may some form of surprise delight you.