when walking by the river
“today is one of those excellent january partly cloudies
in which light chooses an unexpected part of the landscape to trick out in gilt,
and then the shadow sweeps it away.
you know you’re alive. you take huge steps,
trying to feel the planet’s roundness arc between your feet.”
huron river, argo park, ann arbor, mi, usa – january 2023
“i love beginnings. if i were in charge of calendars, every day would be january 1.”
Painting by – Claude Monet | Snow Scene at Argenteuil, 1875
the first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event.
you go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up
in another quite different,
and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?
– j.b. priestly
image credit: national wildlife federation
and it is upon us.
welcome it with open antlers.
image credit: edgemagazine.net