“1sts” (8. Snow)
I feel restless unable to stay focused on my review class, there is that unsettling force of a child in me that could not wait. I tried to keep my eyes and ears to the lecture reminding myself that I need this review and I need to pass the NCLEX. But the longer I stay sitted the more I become uncomfortable unable to absorb the lessons. My mind is somewhere outside.
I excused myself out, taking the heat for a reason ~ it was turned high because of the anticipated snow storm tonight. I need a fresh air to breath. I went out of the building with only my sweater on to find out what makes this child-like unsettling force in me.
My eyes sparkle, I shiver from the mix cold and excitiement. I raise my head to the heavens, I opened my palms and my arms in acceptance ~ and for the first time, the snow touched my brown skin.That is how I’m going to remember my first snow. You just don’t understand how that feels. I was 34 when I first saw and felt winter embrace my being. The child inside me waited for that moment. It was bliss.
November, 2006 (My first snow)
The morning after.
I draw the curtain open and from the window I saw my world had turned white overnight. I view it wide-eyed like a child. The images of the lovely tracks of vehicles and shoes left in the snow-covered grounds was captured in mind and printed in my heart forever. ~