Friday, November 4, 2011

Seeing How The Star Wheel Turns

Sorry about the lunch series - something rather dramatic reared its rather, err, dramatic head into our lives and disrupted lunch posts, as well as a lot of other things, for the time being. The dust is slowly (and hopefully) settling.

One of the side effects of all this drama is a new regime: early morning walks. Not surprisingly, this doesn't attract a lot of takers, being so early any all. Nonetheless, two of us forge out into the morning's mists before the dawn has struck, flashlights in hand. We walk so briskly we can barely keep a conversation going. It's pitch black out (thus the flashlights). It's cold and sometimes frosty too, which means a clear view of the stars. We note the shapes and patterns and brightnesses, and when we get home we check the starwheel and the almanac to see what we were walking under. It's the best sort of star lesson there is, really. Even if it is dark and cold and — early.


Heather said...

Thinking of you Shelia and hoping that things work out well for you. Lovely to see you finding the "gift" (of the early morning walks) in amongst any drama and difficulties.

Samantha said...

What is it with this year, eh?

Thinking of you Sheila. Hope everything works itself out for you.

Suji said...

I think I missed it. Hope everything's okay. Sending you virtual hugs! Wish I had your ability to wake up so early. :)

sheila said...

Well, let's just say that I had a scary debilitating wake-up call that caused me to rethink a lot of the stress in my life. I don't think I realized how it crept up like that - and I've had to be a lot harder on who steals my time and energy too, which I wasn't very good at before.

Thanks for the nice wishes. You're all very sweet!