Writeryogini

Writeryogini

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunday Morning

Last night I fell asleep on the couch. I knew I should go up to to bed, but I couldn't seem to make myself leave the living room. There is something so soothing and healing about a wood fire and it seemed like it would be such an effort to lift the quilt that covered me and pad upstairs. Besides, the old cat sleeping in my lap would not have been pleased.

This morning, the world outside is all one color: White. Not because it is snowing, but because a thick fog embraces us. It's created a sort of painting, in which the bare branches of the trees and bushes are sillouetted against a white background.

With fog, you can't see too far into the distance. In life we are often looking too far ahead, thinking that we can know the future. The fog reminds us that we can only see a little way. It reminds us that if we walk into the fog, what lies ahead will be revealed only with that next step, and the next. And the next.

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  1. Beautiful thoughts, Melissa! Thank you!

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    1. Hi Becky, hope you have a lovely Sunday.

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  2. I know fog can be dangerous - at sea, on the roads - but I love walking in it. Everything is softened and made quiet and mysterious.
    I like your analogy to life - wise advice:-)

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    1. Yes, fog is lovely if you are sitting at home and looking outside. So good to see you.

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  3. I COULD PICTURE IT ALL. SO SOOTHING. I PICTURED YOU WITH A CUP OF COFFEE WHILE WRITING, THIS MORNING.

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    1. Thank you my friend. It's nice to have quiet time like that.

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  4. I love walking in fog. There's a river near my house that often has river mist lingering for hours at this time of the year. It always has an eerie quality.

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    1. It does, doesn't it? I love it too.

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  5. I adore the magic and mystery of fog (and mist) so long as I don't have to be on the road. Walking, watching? Joy and bliss. Thank you for the gentle images you have given in this post.

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  6. I love this post! I sometimes feel I'm forcing my way through a fog - so perhaps I should take baby steps and learn to love it instead! Season's greetings!

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  7. What a beautiful post. I hate driving in fog, but if I'm safe indoors I love it. Love this image you painted here. :)

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