I awoke well before dawn in order to take a nice hot shower. I knew I needed to warm myself before putting on the many layers of clothing I’d need to wander around on the lake shore in the 10 degree cold. I do love being out there, it’s just the preamble and gathering momentum that is the most difficult. So, dressed warmly with coffee in hand I drove down the road a ways, parked the car and walked the 10 minutes in the dark down to the lake. A perfect winter’s day. Cold, windless, still, quiet. Now feeling alert and totally awake I almost melted into the landscape, its serenity deeply felt. Watching and being with the growing light is meditation at its finest.
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