Where comes the SUN?

Lovely little sunshine greeted me this morning. I thought it might have been a sign of Spring after all. A sign of hope, the light at the end of the tunnel we’ve been in for months now. But when I stepped outside the cold wind just cut into my bones. The temperatures are not even below zero but the fact that it should be at least ten degrees warmer just makes it feel even worse. It is freezing.

Is it really so bad that I depend on the weather? That I believe if Spring comes everything is going to be fine. If this greyness goes away, I will smile more. I will be happier.

It’s not like I have a reason to be unhappy, like I didn’t get what I wanted. I did. Most of it. But I would love to enjoy a cup of coffee/tea/glass of wine on our terrace, or just go and have a walk with my partner in the neighbouring wood (and taking photos), or go and play tennis.

I’m picturing myself sitting outside in the lovely afternoon sun with a notepad in my lap writing a hymn to that big yellow mystery that has been hidden for too long.

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Maybe if everyone tries and imagines what one wants to do in the sun, it will be like a prayer and it might be even heard. Anyone’s up to help me change the weather?

 

Winter has come

Such a beautiful weather we’ve had in London this week! (I know, I’m talking about the weather… but I do like to ask “how is the weather at your place?”, and I am interested in the answer!)

It was sunny and cold for days which coloured the sky a light and happy blue (at least I was happy) but then on Saturday we found ourselves a bit gloomy the sun was gone and the cold stayed. The end of the day made it up though when it started to snow with amazingly big crystal-like snowflakes. And such a great amount! On the way home from work I saw many people young and not that young coming out to the streets to make snowmen and enjoy a snowball fight.

First snow does make people happy. There is a charming innocence in it when the white blanket covers – and hides even if only temporary – the faults of the landscape. People tend to forget about their daily problems for a few moments and just deepen this innocence.

(A few words of warning: watch out where you place your feet since many dog owners think that the snow makes the doggies’ end result disappear.. It DOESN’T! And it is quite unfortunate when one hurries in nice shoes not really watching the ground and treads in the stuff.)