Pedestrian Rambling

A New Year Juxtaposition

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This weekend I enjoyed watching the creek thaw.

We had snow on the ground since the first of December and several weeks of below freezing temperatures.

 

When it heated up to the mid fifties something had to give.

 

It is very fascinating to watch the creek release, just like it is very cool to watch it freeze.

 

When the melt waters start flowing over the frozen surface of the creek it may be a matter of minutes or days before the ice breaks up but once it starts to release it happens very quickly.

 

And the ice begins to move and break and the force of the water breaks it apart into smaller and smaller pieces.

 

As the ice gets carried down stream it sometimes gets caught up and this is the beginning of an ice dam.

 

Friday I watched several ice dams form and break apart. It is mesmerizing to watch.

 

In witnessing this, it reminded me that I haven’t taken much time to see the world around me consequently I have suffered for it.

 

It is easy to forget how much clutter we allow in our schedule and into our mind.

 

It is also easy to forget how much I enjoy taking time to stop and just see things, to find the essence of what I do and to live what I am doing.

 

And I suppose this is my New Years Resolution.

 

Stop and do more.

 

A wonderful juxtaposition.

 

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