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A Snowy Stroll

January 29, 2017

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“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.’ And when they wake up in the summer Kitty, they dress themselves all in green and dance about –  whenever the wind blows.” – Lewis Carroll, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ad Through the Looking Glass

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The snowflakes are falling this evening. As the sun was setting somewhere behind the thick layer of clouds, the dim light revealed the gently falling gems. The view from my front window reveals a tall stand of pine, and the white flurries were magnified against their darkness. Yes, winter did decide to visit Indiana in these last days of January.

Snow can definitely be a four letter word, especially when it arrives in November and sticks around until March, long outstaying its welcome, but this winter has been different. Warm temperatures have made me somewhat nostalgic for that usual white blanket. GASP! Did I actually suggest that I might miss that white stuff!

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I don’t miss the cold. I don’t miss the wet puddles sitting inside my doors. I don’t miss needing a steadying arm of youth to get me to my car, but I do miss the winter walks in the woods. I miss the complete silence that surrounds you as you stand in a snowy field. I miss the sight of a cardinal sitting on a pine bough weighted down with new fallen snow. I even miss the piles of snow bibs and boots littering my hallway, and bundled up children playing outside for hours until their cheeks resemble bright red apples.

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We may only get a small amount tonight, but in my attempt to love each and every day, I plan of heading outside tomorrow. I will stroll through the snow even if it is only an inch deep. Won’t you join me and choose to take a winter walk. It may freeze your toes, but it will warm your heart.

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