The Good Snow Day

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” ~ E. B. White

“I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business” ~ Tom Robbins

“Yes, reason has been a part of organized religion, ever since two nudists took dietary advice from a talking snake.” ~ Jon Stewart

It’s starting to look like movement is an impossible priority this morning. So far, spacing out has been my most productive expression, but there is no one here but the cat, so . . . whatever. Corwin of Amber, the protagonist in Roger Zelazny’s brilliant “Amber Chronicles”, once said that the most progress can sometimes be made by going in circles. Copy that, good buddy. If this is true I will go far, figuratively speaking, of course. In actuality I will likely go no farther than the south end of El Prado, just in sight of the Taos town limits, where I will perform the unavoidable chore of doing laundry. I’m somewhat peeved at the weather. I like to sit in my car while the washer and dryer are working. The forecast high today is 23º. It will be cold in the car. I’ll manage. I’m just feeling generally peevish, I suppose. It will be an experience. Of course it will; I’m alive and conscious, so what else could it be? Maybe I’m not really so peevish, just plain goofy. That I can live with. At the moment I am going to take a break, go out and experience the fine powdery snow at sunrise, then come back in and feed the whiny cat before I come back to this post. Bisy backson.

Yes, the snow is lovely. It’s really socked-in – you can’t see the mountains. Cat fed. Birds fed. And I decided to have my laundry done tomorrow. It’s little mundane things like this that . . . oh, never mind. With the fine, falling snow, this is a perfect Sunday morning. Especially when I am feeling down, like I am today. A snow day is good.

All is well. Goof gloriously.

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