What a difference a day makes.
Yesterday I looked outside and saw this strangely beautiful sight, the sun shrouded behind layers and layers of grey chiffon sky. Mind you, this was at the height of the day...1:00 o'clock p.m.,CST, to be exact. How often can we stare directly at the sun without squinting our eyes?
|Weldon Spring Sky February 2011|
This morning, busy with caring for two little ones taking sick days from school, I received three messages in a row from friends who instinctively know when and how I need cheering up.
Donnagail sent music videos my way, John Denver, one of my absolute favorite singer/song writer/guitarists, who played the lovely instrumental, "Season Suite Late Winter Early Spring" and then sang the sweet and cheerful "Season Suite Winter"...just for me, it seemed. Thanks, Donnagail. You know me so well.
Soon after, Jude posted a quite hilarious spoof on The Black Swan. I mean, I loved that movie, but this is brilliant. She knew I would appreciate it.
Finally, my friend Terri, a videographer and editor for KSDK News here in St. Louis, posted this photo, taken from inside her house early this morning:
|Bain de Soliel - Terri Krueger, St. Louis|
What was causing that bright glare?
|Dawn over St. Louis - Terri Krueger, St. Louis|
Well, if this doesn't improve my day, nothing will. Word around town today says we may see highs in the upper twenties, with even warmer weather this weekend. If so, I will happily slog through the sloppy slush of the streets. Bliss!
Thank you, my good friends, for sharing your thoughts and cheering me up today. I'll still be inside on sick day duty for most of the day, but I'll be in the house with sunlight streaming through the windows. Finally!
You know it's coming...my wish for you today is SUNSHINE!
Here's a cheerful number from an obscure little band you may not have heard of. They came to America 47 years ago this week, and have been making their way in the music world ever since. Enjoy!