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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. ~ Frederick Buechner

Winter.  The wind is ugly.  It snakes across the open water from the west & there is ice in the touch. The cats hunt patches of sunshine & thin warmth & at night they snuggle into the doonas beside me, each of us burrowing into our own warmth.  The house is cold because it is a summer house & it does not like the winter either.

And then one morning as your feet hit the icy floorboards, as you pull on a thick jacket & scrunch a beanie firmly down over your ears, fumbling for light switches & heaters, for hot  coffee  & something warm & sweet to sweeten the bitter morning, the lightening day reveals a pristine bay so glorious a song wells up from deep within & you know, though there is nothing yet to show for it, that there has been a subtle shift in the seasons.

The day warms slowly like a homemade broth & the dappling shadows are aflitter with drifting leaves, falls of gum blossom, small song birds.  The in between times dangle like jewels & the air rises like incense in a hymn of praise.

When God walked with Adam & Eve in the garden in the cool of the day it must have been on such a day as this.


Sandra said...

I know what you mean, I live in a place that is extreme. The in betweens are well-known to me. Cuddle up with the cats and enjoy the moment.

joyfulmum said...

Beautiful picture and beautiful words too!

Mrs Adept said...

I love your words.

Ganeida said...

Sandra: I think the closer one lives to nature the greater the appreciation for the rare jewels. ♥ Good to see you doing the blog circuit again, my friend.

joyfulmum:Thank you.

Mrs Adept: You are too kind. ☺ Danke.

Jo said...

Cold, yes, know all about this!! It's cold at the moment and very grey. I dont mind cold but I don't like grey, it creates bleakness and misery. Cold and sunny is so much nicer and more uplifting and less depressing.

Have a nice week:)