Meaning in things we take for granted.


Today’s the fourth day I’ve been snowbound, after the big winter storm that hit the East coast on Friday.

I had to get to the store, and still can’t drive anywhere, so I walked the mile to the gas station. The weather today is fairly mild and sunny so the walk was pleasant and the snow is melted down enough to no longer make walking so difficult.   While walking I could see that the snow is beginning to melt and a few patches of ground are peeking through.

It’s kind of amazing what we take for granted under normal circumstances. I came across this patch of newly exposed wet earth (pictured above) and saw how dark and fertile the soil looked. Since it was under a stand of large pine trees, this soil is especially rich, having been fed by rotting pine needles over time. It’s a little thing that holds promise of new life in just another couple of months. Everything in nature has a story and is connected to everything else.  Just like all of us.


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Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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7 Responses to Meaning in things we take for granted.

  1. Thumbup says:

    Snowing here now.

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  2. ibikenyc says:

    I love noticing stuff like this!

    Maybe I’ll get mySELF out the door tomorrow, although I’m shocked at how lazy I am about doing that unless I’m on my bicycle!

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  3. I have yet to get out either. When I leave I will need to put something in my parking spot to keep people from parking there. We have an alley type of driveway but getting in and out of there in my car sucks in the snow.

    My roomy (who has a Jeep Wrangler) went to work today and said it was the best drive to work he has ever had. The roads were fine (the townships ’round here are on the ball with plowing) but everyone else apparently took the day off. We live in a very densely populated area so for the roads to be without traffic ever, is a small miracle. lol

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