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Advent Day Eighteen 2013

You must know that you can swim through every tide and change of time. From a Yogi Tea bag.

Advent Day Eighteen 2013

Advent Day Eighteen 2013

I collect my Yogi Tea bag “fortunes”. You never know when they might come in handy for something. Nearly a year ago I used my favorite one ever, one that had been on my bulletin board in my studio for a very long time in a collage that I made for my sister when she had to drive in ridiculous snow and she wasn’t really ready to do it.

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Advent Day Eleven 2012

I tried to channel that mantra yesterday when I could not get up the first of three different hills on my way home from work because the town of Cheshire hadn’t plowed. I’ve come a long way in the past 20 years when it comes to driving in snow. I don’t fear it anymore, but I certainly respect the challenge of it.  As I spun my snow tires and made absolutely no upward progress I decided that the better decision was to park at the fire station and walk home. Sometimes saying I can park at the fire station and walk the mile home with the light of the full moon instead of sliding off the road is smarter than saying I can’t get up the hill. A little reframing of the I don’t knows, I’m not readys and I can’ts can go a really long way.

 

5 Comments

  1. Julie Luek says:

    Encouraging. Thank you.

  2. Love this – I bet the walk was lovely in the moonlight!

    • Melanie says:

      It was a lovely walk, and Doug met me half-way. I heard him before I saw him, he was singing…and then we walked the rest of the way together. Really turned the evening into something other than how it started.

  3. asdh says:

    Shifting of the mind and acceptance. Very wise.

  4. Melanie says:

    So I just got back from getting my car and I stopped to drop something off at the post office. I met one of my neighbors there who ALSO could not get up the hill yesterday and he has an all-wheel drive car! I made him feel better and he made me feel better. Only the four-wheel drive folks were making it up last night.

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