WAIT NO LONGER
Monday Dec. 21, 2015
This isn’t the shortest day, or longest night – just another twenty-four hours. This milestone serves its purpose – not to look at our calendars, but to look out the window and say ‘it’s winter now’ seems perverse when it feels like it’s been winter quite a while already.
Time moves along, inexorably, one day at a time. One becomes two, then three, then … see, you’ve caught on.
This season isn’t changing just before midnight tonight, marking today as the first day of winter – this movement from fall to winter isn’t a shift from warm to icy, from harvest moon to ice and snow. Any more than we shift from young to middle-aged, or from middle-aged to old overnight either. Tiny bits. Daily. Incrementally. Things change. Bye-bye fall. Hello winter.
I’m not surprised, I saw you coming.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -1C/29F, clear (yesterday’s Chinook swept all those clouds away), vigorous walk on soft snow – Gusta energetic, me even more (combo of a more tranquil tummy – fingers crossed – and extensive mall walking yesterday afternoon, I’m feeling lighter on my feet), traffic light as I expect many people aren’t working this week...
Yes, its good to clear the piles every so often. One of my pleasures is finding the things we didn’t want to do that no longer require doing. – LH Lethbridge, AB