POST # 7
LET IT SNOW - LET IT SNOW - LET IT SNOW
Lucky me, it snowed. Instantly I thought how beautiful the gates would be with the translucent saffron against the pure white snow. Of course this depended on conditions being just right: the sun coming out, there being enough snow on the ground, and my being sufficiently motivated to make the effort to going to the park again.
I got an E mail from a good friend who asked if I had taken pictures of the gates in the snow? I thought I would go Saturday. However, as I had three hours before my next patient I figured why not go now. I associated back to basic training when my physical self had to be ready to galvanize into action instantaneously. Initially I would groan, but once active I would feel a pleasurable aliveness.
It was somewhat difficult to push against the tendency to remain inert rather than to push into action. But I know from past experience the old saying of strike while the iron is hot makes a great deal of sense. I also knew my mood was just right - like the first time I went to the gates.