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The fields roll around the hills, exposing themselves, golden remnants of grain lying puckered in plowed rows. The willow trees stand rustling in single file along ridges and country roads, like brooms thrust shaft down, their leaf-stripped switches reaching to the gray sky. Manic flocks of seagulls swirl, descend, rise flapping in loud arguments behind a tractor. They know an easy lunch when they see one: 2-for-1 takeout special at the worm café. There's a swirl of pale light between two clouds; I know you're up there, sun! A line of migrating geese just stitched its way across my window. At night, Orion lounges, propped up on one elbow, a shooting star between his teeth.

Sometimes I imagine that the connections between myself and other people are invisible strands of light. If you could see them, they'd be glowing in various intensities depending on how deep or how close the connections are. The strands between myself and Anders and my children and my family, for example, are shining thick ropes that dazzle and gleam. Sparkling twists of light pull back and forth between my friends and me. Old threads unravel and fray, connections to friends long-lost or sparking out. Some have a glowing ember deep within them even if they seem not to shine so much on the surface. There is a silvery web of lace all over the globe, from me to you.

Do you know, I'm ready for snow. I've been hearing reports of it from various places and thinking "oh my, already?" but snow would be nice. It would be so much nicer than rain. A snow cocoon, that's what I need. Someplace where I can hole up, wrapped in a blanket of shimmering pluff, and emerge in the spring renewed.

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vi fick snö under söndag natten, trettio centimeter. och nu är det -14 grader här uppe, brr. :)
sari

It's too warm here for snow, still, although it's getting colder. The skies are high and white, but they're just fooling us.

I imagine that, too! It started when I was a teenager in church.. sometimes I could swear I saw those cords of light swirling up in the middle when we stood in a prayer circle holding hands.. very positive energy.

Very positive! :)

Well, button up your overcoat, missy, because the most recent weather forecast is talking in terms of 20 cm tonight in places both south and north AND temperatures remaining below 0 for some time to come.

Cold is okay with me! I just hate the grey rainyness.

Liz, you paint such vivid images! I marvel at your descriptive talents.

I'm anxiously waiting for snow as well. It's hovering around -3C and clouding up nicely, so we expect snowfall today. I can't wait.

Me neither, there's something so magical about the first snowfall. I just hope we get some that sticks around this year, and some for Christmas, too!

I just spent way too long staring at your user icon ... now I need to read the post!

LOL! I spent far too much time yesterday playing with the snowflake maker! :)

this entry was so pretty, petal :)

tack så mycket, dear :)

(Anonymous)

"A line of migrating geese just stitched its way across my window. At night, Orion lounges, propped up on one elbow, a shooting star between his teeth...." wow. that's some lovely phrasing right there, lady. I love the use of the word "stitched" and the image of Orion propped on an elbow. Wow.

And hey... I recognize those snowflakes!! Is that snow-maker the best thing on the web or what?!! Okay. Top 15, for sure.

xoxo Wee

P.S. nad can I just say... you need to get a dog. Never mind tting up the for and against lists...just do it. You won't regret it.

He's a lazy one, that Orion, always lying down on the job. :D

That snowflaker is ALL YOUR FAULT! You gave me that link! Do you know how much time I have spent at that site? It soothes my soul :)

Also, my friend reebert is planning to breed her black lab in the spring and has promised us a puppy if she has any black ones. whee!

Nice icon, Liz!! *heehee*

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"Sometimes I imagine that the connections between myself and other people are invisible strands of light. If you could see them, they'd be glowing in various intensities depending on how deep or how close the connections are. The strands between myself and Anders and my children and my family, for example, are shining thick ropes that dazzle and gleam. Sparkling twists of light pull back and forth between my friends and me. Old threads unravel and fray, connections to friends long-lost or sparking out. Some have a glowing ember deep within them even if they seem not to shine so much on the surface. There is a silvery web of lace all over the globe, from me to you."


This is ssssoooo beautiful...the words...the concept...the image...

I TOLD you I was stealing that idea! I LOVE that snowflaker XD

and...thank you :)

Ohhh, now I am sooo in trouble. I didn't even know there was a snowflake maker until this post...and now I can't stop playing with it... ::grin::

Snowflaker aside, that was a lovely post. I'll be smiling for a while. ;-)

I know! It's SO addictive!! Even if you finally manage to tear yourself away, you'll be back!

You used to be able to save your snowflakes with your name too. A month or so ago they changed it because jerks were putting obscenities in. :(

There's always someone who just wants to spoil the party. :-(

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