December 8th, 2009


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It looks like snow tomorrow! And I'm mentally gearing myself up for an extra-snowy winter, so I'm thinking about all the things I like about snow and winter. Things like

* cozy gatherings of friends and warm food
* curling up with the cat and a good book or movie while the snow falls
* sledding
* hot cocoa
* that soft, round silence that accompanies a heavy, fluffy snowfall
* snow ice cream
* brilliant, bright, crystalline morning sunlight
* making snow angels

What are some of your favorite things about winter?
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The theme of the past couple of months, in my head, can be pretty nicely summed up through these two quotes:

1. "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." -John Lennon

2. "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." -Annie Dillard

These, of course, are different angles on the same thing.

Just recently, I've added another:

"Will you please start thinking that this is a good time now?" -some guy I met whose name I don't remember

I've decided that the first two are a good foundation and the last is the right rallying cry for the next year or so. Quit planning and start doing.