Wednesday, February 15, 2017


If yesterday was effervescent, today was tame.

Partly sunny, a bit cooler (just at freezing) and, too, with a morning phone message that lets us know that Snowdrop is still not well and so there will be no school for her today.

Ed and I have a lovely breakfast...

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And then I go over to Snowdrop's home. She is not completely without oomph, but she definitely is moving at a slower pace. We do a lot of quiet things. Blocks, games, books...

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With a lot of restful listening to children's music.

She does feel compelled to feed her babies (and as is her habit here, dresses up to do it)...

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... but rather than prancing and dancing with them, she is more keen on resting.

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There must be, in life, a balance: days that go this way, days that go another way. But if you can look back on a day and recall handfuls of details that make you smile, then I'm okay with the vicissitudes.

(Goldie: "but what, if like me, you're neither all black or all white?")

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And if, moreover, we truly are advancing on spring, that's reason to be downright joyful. And I am. Truly I am. Just in a more quiet way today.

(Sunset from the farmhouse bedroom window.)

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