My World Tuesday: Gone to Carolina in my Mind
Time stands still in winter. Snow days open up hours upon hours of exactly what we want to do. We do those things to our hearts' content, and then we go back to sleep and wake up to a new day of same-old. Except this year. One snow day opens onto another opens onto a delay or an early dismissal so that the stillness and solitude of winter become isolation.
And then the air warms and the rain falls and roads clear. Birds sing, and the promise of life, life, life calls us out of the silence of our winter dens. I remember H2O is not snow and snow alone. It is also a dynamic life force called the Atlantic Ocean that beats like a heart on the edge of North America. I touch that pulse every chance I get in North Carolina. It's good.
Thoughts of North Carolina include thoughts of Wilmington, a beautiful place where pretend penguins stand comfortably amid flowers and birdfeeders and lamps alongside the Cape Fear River. Of course.
North Carolina: comfort, peace...and the girl with the gas mask. Why not? You have to put something on when you get up in the morning. Too much to think about? Don't. Go back to Topsail and walk the beach. Wake up early, go, and watch the waves. See how the sunlight penetrates the cresting wave as the breezes send the foam back into the water. Breathe as the Earth breathes.
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My World Tuesday