When I got up this morning, this is what I saw.
No, not the stars and the aloes… look further! Look outside! A blank canvas – at last!
Since I started going barefoot in the snow, I have been dying to make snow angels – body (almost) bare – to really feel the snow – all over! Curious and excited, like a kid on Christmas Eve. And finally there was snow!
It’s funny, I was expecting the snow to be really cold – and that I would get wet after lying down on it – so I had a towel to dry myself off with, and my plan was to then rush into the shower to get warm. But the only thing that got a bit cold was my feet and they warmed up nicely in a pair of woollen socks. The rest of me was not cold at all. Not the teeniest tiniest bit. Which was quite a surprise. So totally unexpected. And so cool! Imagine that.
Many of us have mental images of how we think things are, and because of this, we don’t even think to challenge them. But if we do, we may be surprised. As I was. Very positively so! Will I do it again? Absolutely! It was awesome. And if you don’t feel brave enough (or wild enough) to make snow angels, why not try two steps barefoot outside in the snow, or the rain, or just the cold. And feel, whatever you feel.
Note to self: I have some exploring to do to find out why my left arm is not making as much of an angel’s wing as my right arm. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I broke my left arm at the elbow when I was seven? Interesting. Maybe something for a future post.