Tuesday, 12 February 2008
On a sunny Tuesday in February
This is the site for the accompanying picture. What more could anyone ask for? A cup of tea, a pile of books, a comfy armchair, and time to read. In this month of February - snow storms, sunny COLD days, snow a foot deep everywhere - this is how I plan to fill my time while I dream of green and spring coming.
I am home sick with this virus - I now have swollen glands and a doctor's note - so, I have time to read! Bliss! everyone at work and daycare, the house is quiet......winter is supposed to be the time for dreaming, looking ahead to the year and making plans for when spring does finally come. So, between naps, I can slow down to the pulse of the earth which is in dream-time now, and rest and heal, and dream for this year. I can slip between the covers of books, I can read to my heart's content for the next couple of days. Since my body is now making me forcing me to slow down, I will! I'm listening! I'm reading!!!
And more snow is due tonight and tomorrow! It's -20c right now outside - bloody cold - so, even if I were tempted, I don't want to go outside! Some hardy Canadian I am, I hate really cold weather. It is like everything - the universe itself - is conspiring to get me to stay indoors and stay still! See? I'm now going to leave the computer and go to open the cover of the book I'm reading, Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay.......