09 January, 2014

{this memory} 101

This is the story behind last Monday's {this moment}.

Okay. I have to admit this is a little strange for a special moment.

This tree is in my backyard, and it's covered in snow, beautifully covered. When I look at it, I recall all of the wonderful times I had cross country skiing in Maine and New York. I loved it.

That was another time though, and today I can no longer do that. It's too dangerous given my health status. So ... looking at my tree is somewhat bittersweet. It's beautiful, of course, but those wonderful memories are tempered by the disappointment resulting from my current inability.

Nevertheless, I am a fortunate man. Life's been good to me so far.