Thank you all for your great thoughts and opinions on Wednesday’s post. It is amazing to me to be able to have a discussion with intelligent and concerned fellow humans from all over the world! Although our topic was depressing, your comments raised my spirits and reminded me that there are many caring, thoughtful people on this Earth. Thank you!
Here in my tiny corner of the planet, yesterday was also one of those days where you just look around in awe at the beauty of it all. Tuesday’s one foot snowfall had left the tall pines groaning and bending under heavy loads of snow which sparkled in the sun and contrasted beautifully with the robin’s egg blue sky.
When I ventured out of my cozy nest in the morning to prepare to take the kids to school, it was so cold (just 12 degrees Farenheit) that the snow crunched with every footstep. The trash can lid squeaked as I opened it. My breath misted up the crisp, dry, pinyon-scented air.
The afternoon cooking project perfumed the house with the exotic fragrances of cinnamon, cloves and allspice as we prepared a dish of Turkish Bulgur in honor of the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Adha. My 7 year-old daughter had studied this holiday to present for part of her “Universe Night” show, and we needed to bring a Muslim dish to school for the post-show potluck dinner.
The day closed with a lovely evening at our little Montessori school surrounded by good friends and good food. For me, the evening’s highlight was watching my daughter’s Oscar-worthy performance as a “Bacterium” in the school play about the origins of life! As you can imagine, for a Mom, it was heartbreakingly cute.
Life is good.