Thursday, May 1, 2008

snow

may 1 and there's snow. normally i might be annoyed, but i'm going through an emotional funk of sorts and the snow made my morning. i went to the gym, as usual, only to find it unopened - i tell you - sometimes....! anyway, i went to liberty park instead and decided to go around once and call it good - despite the early hour and relative darkness. well once i got started i noticed it was snowing. i was determined to get some exercise in, though, so i pushed forward. i figured i'd get out of the cold faster if i did a bit of running. i believe i did more running this morning than i ever have before - i am not a runner, but i guess it's all about motivation. as i was going it felt really good to be out there alone (cars going down 7th east don't count) and enduring the snow and pushing myself to run a bit more. then as i walked into work this morning and the flakes were bigger and coming down gently i was reminded of a walk i took long ago back in college. i had night classes and one night on the way home the snow was coming down just like that - slow and gentle in big flakes. it felt like god patting me on the head comforting me after a long hard day of school. this morning, i guess it was a pat comforting me for the day ahead. nothing like a bit of a pat from god - morning or night - reassurance is always a wonderful thing.

7 comments:

bug girl said...

That's how I feel about early and late falling snow. When the world is mainly asleep and the snow falls so quietly in the early morning light I always feel like it is my special gift from God (or late at night when the world is still and the snow falls so quietly). I guess we can both share that gift.

plainoldsarah said...

thanks! god would want us to share, i believe.

Cindy said...

Good for you on the running part! Now, next time, you'll be able to do a little more and do a little more. It's still snowing down here. It drove me to stay inside and not run around the park and do a dance workout instead.

Mike said...

"....slow and gentle in big flakes. it felt like god patting me on the head comforting me after a long hard day of school."

lovely

Betty Grace said...

WOW- that is a MUCH better attitude about the snow than I have. Bring on the Lusty Month of May!

ewesa said...

"pat pat"

plainoldsarah said...

aw, good friends who also like snow! well, in a way. okay, so you can appreciate the tenderness. thanks! and thanks for being good friends!