Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Monday, November 28, 2011

before the next season swallows us up...

finding sage under a foot of snow
having my snow tires put on the day before the foot of snow arrived
ukulele and guitar duets
intergenerational, raucous laughter
taboo and bananagrams
lots of help in the kitchen
walks in the woods and on the road
family from near and FAR
a fabulous turkey from the Green Mountain Girls Farm
wood fired pizza baked in the Home Comfort
a shooting star against the blackest sky
watching Orion set at dawn
Batman setting off fireworks
the flash of coyotes at the edges of the headlights
lunch at Tiny Thai in Winooski
DVD's and Che-Ha (Chex mix)
hot, spiced cider
conversations and planning and reminiscing
the sweet little airport in Burlington
and underneath it all...
deep gratitude.

and now we are all scattered back in the "real" world.

did you do some "gratitude accounting"?


  1. What a lovely list, Karen. Made me smile. My list includes adult children who help with holidays, a full day off from work, and good spirits working together for a better world. xo

  2. What a lovely post! Sounds like you had a perfect time.