Today I love the chilly morning freshness as I sprint to the truck to run out for milk. I love the dusting of snow covering everything again as if Winter was suddenly ashamed of the nakedness of the earth and has thrown a light sheet over everything. I love that there are rabbit tracks everywhere in the front yard and on the driveway. I love that more than I should because when I moved into town I was afraid I wouldn’t see as much of that as I used to where I lived before and there are lots, not as much, but lots and no fear of not seeing them. I love that they sit under bushes sometimes and don’t move as if they can’t be seen if they stay still. I love that the sun keeps breaking through the clouds and making everything sparkle. I love the smell of cedar trees and the clean and healthy feeling of breathing in deeply the air in their presence. I love the sound of a neighborhood waking up. I love walking through my neighborhood even though it’s pretty suburban. I love that people living here are starting to recognize me and wave at me when I go by.
Today I love the wild waters that surround my home and the way they fuss and fume in the winter, trying not to let the weather freeze them. I love just watching the water, I love feeling the power of it through the earth as it thunders against the shore. I love that I can’t get too lost on the peninsula that I live at the base of. I love driving around on it and seeing things I’ve never seen before or places I’ve seen but in seasons that I’ve never seen them in before. I love that I am claiming my place in my home area now that I have time to appreciate and admire it and take it all in again.
Today I love blueberry pancakes and maple syrup. I love that the plan is to try Paczki this week. I love books that have been obviously read and loved and reread and are barely holding together. I love remembering books from my childhood and youth that I loved that much. I love randomly recalling moments when I was happy and content.
Today I love having coffee on the frozen shore and watching the winter water rail against the freezing cold.