Winter Break

My aunt and daughter, Christmas morning 2011. Warm enough to walk to the river in our PJs.

My aunt and daughter, Christmas morning 2011. Warm enough to walk to the river in our PJs.

One of the things I love most about Tennessee is that sometimes the seasons get confused.

It’s 70 degrees for a stretch in December, 50 for a snap in May.

We drink Jack and Diets on a patio while the Christmas traffic whorls around us. We eat chili among spring flowers.

On these days, it is easier to set aside worrisome things.

Forget about that trouble at the office because today is more beautiful than that situation is dire.

Change the oil tomorrow because today we’re not leaving the fireside.

Keep her home from school because she’ll learn more in the garden.

How many songs are written, how many babies made on a warm day in winter, a cold one in late spring?

Nature has shrugged her shoulders; we can, too.

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4 thoughts on “Winter Break

  1. “Nature has shrugged her shoulders; we can, too” ….another great turn-of-the phrase to add to my favorite Knight-isms!

  2. A quote from John Lennon: When I was 5 years old, my mother told me happiness was the key to life. When I went to school and they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I wrote “happy” they told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they ddn’t understand life.

    I think maybe you understand life – or at least part of it. Love you.

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