There comes a point of acceptance.
I have been griping about the snow in my spirit –and aloud– and I have been groaning about how –or if –we can maneuver through our long and perilous driveway.
Today, I just looked at the snow falling gently down from the sky and thought:
“Well, then. Let it come.”
I’m strangely content today. I told everyone it’s a day to stay in our pajamas. I baked up those cookie dough balls from the freezer that have survived the nibblers. And right now I’m making a double batch of brownies.
Has my body entered a state of hibernation — one where I’m subconsciously adding layers of fat to sustain me until the snow melts?
Is my mind slightly sedated, which would explain my docile–or perhaps numb–outlook on life?
Yesterday, however, was a day of sweeping reforms.
Do you find that your best ideas come to you early in the morning
Or late at night?
Or, perhaps in the middle of the night?
That happened to me yesterday as my clock rang early and I sat in a dark room.
Inspiration drifted down to me like a gentle, welcome snowfall, telling me:
We are too distracted by devices. We need to corral our dependence on phones and tablets. We need to organize our use of technology and vary our interests. Everyone seems to default to devices when they don’t have anything to do. This is not how we started out. This will not help us.
So yesterday was a day to roll out the new rules. Phone and tablets will stay in a basket in the middle of the table. We will use them from 3:00 to 4:00. There will be exceptions, of course, but this will be our goal. Surprisingly, it seemed as if everyone was relieved instead of being upset.
I told everyone we will have a contest to name our hour of device-using-time.
“How about Happy Hour?” I heard someone say.
There’s something truly beautiful about this snow.
It’s a clean, firm covering over everything that has finally surrendered to winter.
It’s a white quilt on an already fattened landscape.
We have received an average of one inch plus per day of snow this last month — February, 2019. [40 inches total in February and we are getting more today, March 1st.]