Wednesday, January 13, 2010

surprised by the light

I find that this time of the year always catches me by surprise.

It feels like the days have been cold and short forever. You forget what the sun feels like. It only stays for a few short hours of the day.

When I still worked outside the home, I would go to work at 8 a.m. in the dark and come home at 4:30 in the dark.

Then all of a sudden, without warning, you realize that your days have gotten a little longer. Just long enough that it gives you hope. Hope to see you through the cold and snow for a couple more months. And a sense of relief that the longest part of winter might just lay behind us.

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

It is 40 degrees and sunny here today, and I was thinking this same thing. It feels like we are getting closer to those spring days. :)

Jessica said...

I always have to remind myself that I am thankful for this cold, dark, snowy time of year because it means that when the sun shines I appreciate it that much more

t does wool said...

yes...the days are a bit longer...hope for spring;)
have a great weekend Darlene.

stitching under oaks said...

we've actually had some sunshine for the last couple of days...so nice to feel it again. I'm looking forward to spring and longer days.

Lena said...

My indoor plants are just beginning to show new growth, always a sign that spring is coming.

Gina said...

I love that surprise too! I notice it in the way the sun shines into our living room, it is so encouraging. Even after the darkest of seasons there's always hope that the sun (or how about Son?) will shine.