Saturday, November 12, 2011
Envy for warm climate: Yes, you're lucky if you live where it doesn't snow...
However, as most of you also know about me, I prefer to look on the bright side. I'm reading a book by John Steinbeck right now and you know how sometimes you read something that really hits you and makes you so happy? Read this passage from Travels With Charley:
"I've lived in good climates and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate...in the humid ever-summmer how can a mind not to go back to the shout of color, to the clean rasp of frosty air, to the smell of pine wood burining and the caressing warmth of kitchens. For how can one know color in perpetual green, and what good is warmth without cold to give it sweetness?"
I love these words and they really hit home to me the other day when we built a leaf pile and kids came running from everywhere to join in the fun. Pretty soon the leaves will be gone from all the trees and everything will look bleak and I will dream of visiting my friends and family in the South, but for now I will bask in the beauty of the bright reds and oranges of our trees.