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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snowflakes

All morning I've been watching the snow fall. Flurries, and dense patches of frosty stars falling, or floating, depending on how you look at it. Swirling, and dancing. Silent, intricate universes as individual as we are. It's hypnotic--watching snowflakes fall. It feels like I'm inside a snow globe except the snow is on the outside, and I'm on the inside looking out. I'm pondering the snowflakes, and my navel, with a new year on the horizon.

In watching the snow fall, I realized, all that really matters is this moment, and finding the joy in life no matter how much or how little "snow" falls on my world. So for the rest of the day, or at least for a moment, ( I cannot even begin to tackle the "hugeness" of the entire next year) I'd like to live as free as a snowflake inside my heart. Yesterday is something I cannot change, and tomorrow (should I be blessed enough to have one) is not yet here. I have this one shot at making my life as joyful as a dancing snowflake or as turbulent as a blizzard.

This snow globe perspective isn't a once a year kind of thinking for me. I probably over think most things on most days, and waste way too much time in the "what-ifs" or "I shoulda's". But there's something about hanging up a new calendar that shifts my core, and allows me to begin thinking about new beginnings.

Is it any wonder mankind sees snow a sign of purity? Or a new year as turning over a new leaf? Or white as a symbol of cleanliness? Is it a fluke that a new year falls in winter just as a snowflake does? If snowflakes could sing, would my life song be singing in harmony with them? If my life were a snow globe would others look in on my world and want to be a part of it?

Maybe I should keep my snow globe out all year long to shake up a fresh, snowfall of JOY whenever I need a fresh perspective, or a clean slate to start over if I get muddied-up. Or if I just need a reminder of the JOY that all children see inside a snowflake. Yes... I rather like that New Year's resolution.

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2010
I welcome you with joy.

10 comments:

  1. 2010, I also welcome you with JOY :)

    lovely post- I wish you all the best in 2010 :)

    we still need to make our tarot date ;)

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  2. We were in Florida when everyone else got snow (I know boo hiss) but I was just remarking to husband that snow does look like powdered sugar here in N Illinois (while we were counting how many cars went off the road and left tracks in said powdered sugar).
    It is beautiful and calm and pristine just as you said tho, maybe I need a snow globe to bring joy too?

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  3. Years since last I saw snow on me own, thank you for that 'escape'.
    Remember nearly its taste, for sure how it looked while looking upwards to the sky.
    Stepping beyond the door sill into the next year, I'd like to wish you all the very best.

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  4. Beautiful thoughts, may this new year be as peaceful as a first snowfall.

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  5. I could sit and watch the snow fall forever. I just finished reading Rae's post about her snowflake memory. There's something about snowflakes that stir our emotions.

    I need to visit during a snowfall and share a cup of cocoa!

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  6. While I wish the best for you to have an absolutely stunning year Lille. I am equally certain you do NOT want to hear what I think about snow.

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  7. Happy, Healthy, abundant, New Year
    to you sweet Lillie!

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  8. Thank you so much for this thought...I hope you dont mind but I stole it and put it on my facebook (in quotes) It really sums up how I feel about the New Year.

    (I'd like to live as free as a snowflake inside my heart. Yesterday is something I cannot change, and tomorrow (should I be blessed enough to have one) is not yet here. I have this one shot at making my life as joyful as a dancing snowflake or as turbulent as a blizzard)

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