I'm celebrating the fact that I went outside to do errands today and didn't feel the bitter cold that a 30 degree temperature could bring. There was no wind chill, which helped to make the day feel bearable. The icicles along my kitchen window were melting and dripping.
While walking to CVS, a few snowflakes fell. One landed on my eyelash. I blinked to see if it would move and it stayed on the same eyelash and then melted when I entered the store. One snowflake landed on my cheek and gave it a tiny sting before melting. It felt like a kiss from heaven. In March, you will hear me complain about the snow and my dreams of it all going away, but today I relish Mother Nature's gift. What makes them drop from the sky in different lacy patterns? Why is it so much fun to collect them on your tongue?
If you have never felt snowflakes touch your skin while spiraling down from the sky, you should make it a point to visit one of the many states that has snowfalls in the winter/spring. I heard this morning that a town in upstate New York has over 4 feet of snow and it has been snowing for 9 days straight. I'm sure they are not "feeling" the beauty of snow, as I am right now.
The next time a snowflake lands on your cheek or eyelashes, stop and think about the beauty. Hopefully, it lands while you are on your way out to meet friends versus on your way out to shovel snow for the 10th time of the day.
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Tomorrow, I will focus on the scents around me.