Friday, February 19, 2010

A Winter's Tale

It's been a cold winter. Both inside and out. We have been wrapped in the alluring yet ominous blanket of hard, glistening ice and snow for too long. I feel shattered, and hope the sadness my husband and I feel -- each in our own way, for our own reasons -- will ease as spring melts the snow and ice.

Maybe it's best, given my degree in English literature and poetry, to let an expert express what I cannot...

Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind...
-- William Wordsworth

In the coming weeks and months, I have some traveling to do. But I haven't forgotten that people actually read my blog now and then, and I am ever so grateful for that. So I will check in when I can, and hope to be able to write more once I'm settled again.

Until then, I hope you find peace and joy in creating things with your hands, and that the warm weather comes soon, blossoms and all.