The sun leaks a golden glow onto the snow, opening a jewel box of glittering treasure. Seeing the spangled scene, I know that I'll save the sparkle in memory for a gloomy day when I need a bit of happy bling.
small stone - Mindful Writing Challenge
Thanks to all who have expressed concern and sent healing wishes for my frostbitten face and hands. I am so much better today, I was able to venture outside on a walk. Though still below freezing, the sun warmed my face and shoulders and uplifted my spirits. Healing will take time, but hopefully, skin will regenerate, and the blistering/burning/itching which is less today will soon be a thing of the past. I believe I've learned that Nature always has the last say and that I'm not invincible to the elements. (You'd think I'd already know that at my age, but I guess I had to be reminded!) In minus 13 degree weather, a person with even mediocre common sense does not leave a face uncovered while skiing fast downhill and does not take gloves off to get a photo of the ice halo around the sun (even if said photo shows the glorious beauty of a frigid day). Lesson learned! (Until the next time...)