Just Write {169}

January 6, 2015

We played music while removing the wallpaper in Elsie’s room. Another day, Nanny and Bapa came and helped us paint the walls purple. That little girl is in purple heaven.

We played music while cooking and doing dishes. I looked over at her in the midst of all the doing, and she was dancing. I took her hands and spun her around. We got the giggles. I dipped her, I twirled her. We shook our booties.

The weather took a turn for the even more cold, and we rush from one inside to another. Boots, hats, mittens, coats…it’s all so time-consuming and still needed, for the few seconds it takes to run to the car or the house and all the places. It is tempting to stay put, hide, cover ourselves and wait. But we need to keep going, we need to dance.

Lately, if I’m being as open as I can be here, it is hard enough to keep going, even when not required to do all the bundling, the facing of the elements. But I cannot control it all, anymore than I can control the negative temps. I can only keep going, and then stop, to look and then listen and then dance. Just for a moment, let’s stop to dance.


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Jo@All Seven Seas January 6, 2015 at 7:01 pm

The “elements” can be brutal to face, and yep, it’s all we can do sometimes to just keep going in the face of them. Dancing definitely helps, though.
Hang in there, friend.
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