Saturday, November 19, 2011

Slippery Roads Ahead

Okay, I'm glad it happened.  It should have happened sooner.  I've been waiting for a long time for it to happen.  I didn't want it to happen, but it was inevitable.  And now...finally...a snowstorm.  It's actually a relief to me that winter has arrived in all it's glory. Even as Mother Nature was teasing me and I was enjoying the warm weather that lingered so late in the season, I knew that winter was coming.  It was like an upcoming dentist appointment.  I tried not to think about it, but knew the day would arrive.  The feeling of pending doom would not go away.  But now there's a foot of snow on the ground and the roads are icy. So the tooth has been pulled and the cavity filled, but I'll still be a little sore for a while.  And even though I don't like winter, I don't really feel all that bad.  With all of the cold and dreary days and nights ahead, there is still beauty to be found.  Even in the bleakest of landscapes it's there. We just need to look for it.