Advent Day Seventeen
December 17, 2013
Advent Day Nineteen
December 19, 2013
Show all

Advent Day Eighteen

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.

Advent Day Eleven

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.



  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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *