|March Snow 2014|
Tonight, the hilltowns to the west of us will plunge toward zero degrees again, as the National Weather Service predicts a steamy 12° for us. This is a week or so after I spent an afternoon in shirtsleeves.
And then there's always the March SNOW(s)! Although the last two Nor'easters managed to spare the Pioneer Valley, Mother Nature will continue to do as she does. If history repeats itself, we could still get some real snow before She rolls up her sleeves and gets serious about her Spring chores. There's a lot of greening to be done.
Then again, maybe we won't get anymore snow before then. Then again, maybe...
"Thinking, thinking." Ah.
I was thinking up a storm. Tending to to speculate, fantasize, judge, compare, exaggerate, "thinking mind" can create all sorts of story lines about the weather -- or anything else imaginable. All too often, it's just another snow job. Much ado about nothing. Yet most of us do it, most of the time.
Time to sit back and take a deep breath.
When I pause to gaze at the sun and shadows playing across the tawny world outside the window, there is an immediate shift. When I open to the sounds of the birds twittering, the wind whispering through leafless trees, and the surf-like sounds of the traffic humming along High Street -- when I let go of the story lines, come to my senses, and feel myself sitting here breathing, the world immediately expands. Not constrained by the fetters of thought, Life becomes vast and wondrous.
This happens every time I pause and stop typing.
(You could, perhaps, pause here for a moment or two and open up to those other channels of your own experience right now before moving on to click (READ MORE)