a small space
between wit and wonder
left vacant

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Window Dressing

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It all depends on perspective. The photo of frost ferns on a windowpane is just about equal parts shadow and light. Most of the shadow tones are toward the warm side of grey. Most of the lighter frost is aqua, but with glints of sunlight warming the edges. We are in a warm place close to the boundary between the warmth inside and the frozen outside. 

For those of us who live in the northern hemisphere it is just the beginning of winter. Yet, the days are growing longer by a minute or more each day. 

We share a virtual cup of hot chocolate, the sensuality of a fine woolen blanket, the surprise of sparks that suddenly crackle in the fireplace.  

Though the plant world is dormant, the force of life insists upon signs of growth such as these frost crystals. Our world is rich with more than mere window dressing.

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