Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Good to see the sun

It's been as dark as a Tolstoy novel the last several days. Apparently the sun was vacationing in the tropics.

Some people seem to be unaffected by sunless periods, but I struggle. It's not melancholia, but I will say my spirit longs for light.

I headed out to a luncheon today, and I had to dash from the office to my truck to keep from soaking my sox and afterwards, when I returned it was raining even harder. NOTE TO SELF: If the weatherman says there's a good chance it will rain, take the raincoat even if it's not raining when you leave home.

Finishing up at five, I snapped my laptop closed and packed my briefcase for the trip home. Outside the building, the sky was butterscotch.

The road in front of the college offered an even better view. I picked up the iPhone from the seat beside me and snapped a few pictures.  It seemed fitting to simply sit there for a while drinking it in.

Even though we'll be getting more rain during the night, those few seconds of sunlight made my spirit soar.

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful sunset.

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  2. I love Tolstoy. He spoke about the peasant life which was not that much different from slavery that took place in North America but the people don't talk about it as much as the black people do today.They moved on.
    When you look back, many things changed. Christianity opened doors to change as opposed to Islam which is still fighting to keep things the way they were.

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  3. Here I sit smiling thinking what can I steal from Rick? I have a great novel in the oven I should be paying attention to, but I do say, I smiled at a Tolstoy's novel.. I must read one, I never have. I have a marathon book, "Bleak House" by Charles Dickens. I have been reading that sucker for two years and still only 53% thru. I had a friend who said I needed to read some classics to broaden my 'Clancy, Higgins, Lamore, etc sphere'. I said, I will love Dickens! I am not so sure, he definitely doesn't have butterscotch skies, and he should.

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  4. PS: Good note and advice to SELF!

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  5. My son is beginning to lose some of his winter blues too. Spring must be comng.

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  6. Gorgeous colours in that image! It's been a very grey winter. I hope spring brings lots of sunshine with it.

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  7. Lovely colour in the sky! Yep, sunshine lifts my spirits too.

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  8. Beautiful sky you captured..I'm glad you took a moment to enjoy it! We've had some sun the past few days and even though the temps were freezing I sat outside in the sun for about 30min...just great to feel that warmth and get some of that Vitamin D! This Winter seems about twice as long as any I remember...I just wish Spring and Summer would feel that way! Have a good day with hopefully tons of sun!

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  9. Plenty of sun here with temps around 30°C thank goodness for air conditioning, but you know a nice overcast day can be lovely as well but we don't get many of them at this time of year and winter is still a few months away

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  10. Sun yesterday, ice today. What is going on in the South, Rick? LOL.

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  11. Love that sky! I definitely think I get the ol' Seasonal Affective Disorder. (Most apropos acronym ever!) Amazing what even a little sunshine can do.

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