Saturday, February 26, 2011
It snowed here in Portland on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Something we don't see very often. I went outside to begin my commute to work and fat flakes were falling all around me. I grabbed my camera and shot some photos as I headed out. It was so beautiful. Really. Really. Beautiful. I felt my heart expanding, felt a little tightness in my chest and the tears came. Tears of joy, of thankfulness for the beauty. Tears of gratitude that I'm here, that I'm alive. Sometimes we get a glimpse of how deeply, quietly magnificent the world is, nature is. And I'll treasure the gift of this snowy morning the rest of my life.