Into every life a bit of snow must fall

Yesterday, it was more like early spring with the temperature climbing to 8° Celsius by the afternoon. This morning, the wind is howling at 50+ km/hr winds out of the north and snow is falling. It’s a good day to remain indoors. Needless to say, I didn’t spend any longer than necessary time to have this image captured.

The challenge was there. One of the things I have come to realise is the fact that if we play it safe, we don’t learn much about ourselves or others. Why disturb the status quo? Why rock the boat? Taking risks increases the heart rate flooding the body with endorphins. That surge of energy more than makes up for temporary discomfort. Believe it or not, I didn’t feel the cold north wind as much as I had thought in terms of freezing.

When I go outside in weather like this, I still feel cold when bundled up in layers. Yet, when my skin is exposed, I feel much warmer. Two afternoons ago, my wife and I sat out on our deck for tea. Because it was sunny, I quickly lost my clothes to feel the blast of sunshine on my body. My wife was wearing a sweater and commented that it really wasn’t that warm out. Had I been clothed, I would have agreed with her. It’s strange.