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thoughts while housebound

it's ickky out there.

snow is blowing horizontally across the sky.

i can hear the wind howling through the window.

I am thankful I am not obligated to go out into this weather.

I am also only superficially down by the weather, though.

Sure, it's ickky, if I were out there I'd be cold, blinking back tears that form automatically when exposed to cold & wind... but I wouldn't be soaked! The precipitation is in the form of snow, not rain... if it were raining I'd have to either get soaked or deal with an umbrella which in itself would be a challenge what with the force of the wind out there!

Besides, this cold weather system is just another sign of the power of Mother Nature, of things that are so much larger than us human beings... a reminder to not be arrogant, not to be so caught up in the rat race that we forget to step back and appreciate where we fit in the larger scheme of things.

I am thankful that, whether it's a matter of defaults wiring or development or a combination thereof, I have always been able to do this stepping back and appreciating the bigger picture. It's helped me stay relatively sane and grounded while other aspects of my life and personality were going to pieces.

So, yeah... to most people out there, today sucks donkey's balls... I'm glad I'm not one of them :-)


  1. Okay, yeah, I'm officially sick of friggin' snow. We're getting Great LAkes Effect snow this far south, below Dayton...lovely El Nino

  2. Oh c'mon. It was positively tropical out there this weekend.

  3. IT is supposed to get warm soon... I promise!

  4. Well, looks like the weathers all topsy tury then. Here in Switzerland, there's a real lack of snow, even in the ski resorts. And it has been warm all through february.

  5. ..hang in there...
    here one day rain one day warm..weird

    u've been tagged - checkout - weird ;-)


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