Had to share this with you all
Dear friends: Have only been home from work two hours and already I've had the most amazing day! Got to leave work early, that was a bonus!! Had a dense fog alert this morning and couldn't see twenty feet in front of my car all the way home and the temp. is below freezing...and it was a sight that always takes my breath away. And one of the reasons I would never trade our midwestern winters for living in warmer spots. Have you ever seen the earth, narrowed to a twenty foot view, when everything is white and the moisture from the fog has condensed and frozen itself to every piece of vegetation around? The whole world looks like that scene from Fantasia where the fairies are skating around the pond (Vivaldi's Four Seasons, I think)--the fog is so dense it touches the ground and obscures the sky...and tiny icicles everywhere...the grasses turned to frosted feathers and where there is water, a fine mist rises from all around. And the hugs from my kids when I walked through the door sooner than they expected, the pleasantly surprised smile on my husbands face. A friend sharing a memory and a perspective that teaches a life lesson so well...So often, I am reminded how blessed my life really is...Today is one of those days.
P.S. To Jim & Ceres: One of my other notes that got lost in cyberspace, said this: Go Hawks! The University of Iowa is my alma mater and my employer...can't be more excited about the Orange Bowl! Our coach and our team have worked hard and I'm wishing real hard for a victory!!! And our quarterback, Banks, is up for the Heisman! That rocks! I don't think we've had a Heisman nominee since I was a freshman in college.
Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
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