Saturday, December 4, 2010

In My World

You don't have to save the world, but you can be in the world - that's where the beauty comes from.

Daphne Zuniga
I went for a walk today. It was cold. Very cold. No snow, no wind, just cold. Classic winter type cold, dead leaves on the sidewalk, bare branches, even the sunlight seemed cold.

It was a day of promise. Winter is coming, snow is coming, Ashura is coming, Christmas is coming, Hanukah is coming, end of the year festivities are coming, a new year is coming.

I live in the Northeast. I have always lived in the Northeast, much of the time in New England, most of it in New York City, now I live in Pennsylvania. In the Northeast the winters can be brutal but beautiful. The snow piles up into barricades. The snow is a gentle miracle. Ice makes traveling treacherous. Ice covers the branches with jewels. The wind is fierce and biting. The wind makes music through the trees.

Winter in the Northeast is hard. Winter in the Northeast is beautiful.

I am grateful to be in my world.

DB - The Vagabond

Weekend Puzzle

Okay weekend puzzlers. I'm back.

Identify the following.

1. In black face.

2. With pips.

3. Three with jazz.

4. Still with no band.

5. With blue eyes.

6. With a megaphone.

Good luck.


Beth said...

Email sent!

Indigo said...

I lived in Fla. for 9 years. I hated every minute of it. My heart and soul has always belonged to upstate NY (where I am now). I love watching the beauty of the seasons change. The winter brings out the child like wonder in me. (Hugs)Indigo

Valerie said...

I, too, love living in PA in the wintertime. I think it's gorgeous! I love that it has all four seasons, although I wish Spring was just a bit longer. Off to take a peak at the puzzle. Hugs! Val

pacifica62 said...

And I am grateful to be in my Pacific North West world too where we never get much snow and everything looks so fresh and green. At my age, it makes life a little easier.

Rose said...

I miss New England! As you know, I currently live in South Florida and the only time I enjoy it is during the winter time.

Today is cool in the 60s which feels wonderful to me!

Christmas is almost here and I'm usually in Boston but not this year..........I will miss it.

Hugs, Rose

DB said...

I am a northwest child -- in Vancouver during a silver thaw we slid
down the rock garden of bushes out back of our garage.

DB said...

The previous comment is from my friend Stuart by eamil.

Linda S. Socha said...

This is a lovely post makes me feel like taking a deep breath and feeling the frost....and hello to Indigo!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

When there is the luxury to look upon the landscape from the warmth of the house, winter is beautiful. However, when one must venture out and trudge though it, that is another matter.