What is it about snowy mornings that make the world so quiet? I woke up to snow this morning–not a surprise, I knew it was coming. It’s beautiful outside and the blanket of snow seems to make everything so much more quiet. Even inside my house, it’s quiet enough to hear a pin drop–this is not a normal weekend state here with three adolescents still at home.
I even slept late this morning–well, late for me. It was after 7 when I got up. I’m a morning person, so 7 is definitely a lazy morning for me. And I was still the first one up. And the dog didn’t even get up with me today.
I know the scientific explanation that snow is an insulator–like a blanket–and muffles sound, but it’s definitely more than that. I think it produces a state of mind that just makes us want to do quiet things–maybe it makes us want to hibernate, so we all curl up under blankets and quietly read or take naps or sleep late.
I love these quiet times. I love to be able to read and ponder and think about life and actually create a blog post without 17 interruptions. It is definitely a good morning for pondering. A hot cup of Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Zinger on my desk (my favorite), my pink fuzzy slippers keeping my toes warm and snow softly falling outside my window. And soon, the smell of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven.
At any rate, I’m enjoying my quiet, peaceful Sunday morning. I’m pretty sure it won’t stay like this all day. But who knows? The snows is supposed to stick around for a while–maybe the peace will, too.