Saturday, February 6, 2016

Celebrating Winter Days

As winter snows fall,
quiet stillness pervades.
In a sanctuary of thought
my mind wanders,
pondering life's meaning.

As winter snows fall
white gloves sweep
across the lawns
throwing soft slipcovers 
to warm the chill.

As winter snows fall,
I celebrate moments
unveiling silent beauty,
savoring each snowdrop
offering quietude.
©CVarsalona, 2016 

When the snow falls relentlessly, we draw inside to the comfort of warmth, letting go of all the worries of the outside world. That is when the celebration of winter days begin. 

Yesterday at day's end, after the unexpected power of a second storm that hit Long Island, I gave thanks for:

  • no damage from a large, snow-laden branch that broke from my old tree
  • a favorite comfort food, escarole soup, after an afternoon of family snow shoveling
  • cozy comforters to warm cold feet wet from the heavy snow
  • quiet reading/writing time
  • positive medical news stating that I continue to be in remission from non-Hodgkins lymphoma

How do you celebrate winter days? If you are interested in a creative challenge during the winter months, please see the following:

Taken during Snowmaggedon 2016
See invitation to create for my upcoming gallery, 

Winter Wanderings, at

Please visit Ruth Ayres' Celebrate This Week site here where positivity on weekly celebrations of life is the focus. 

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