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A Winter Thaw


On Wednesday I awoke to find that the previous day’s snow storm had ended. A warm front was moving into Southern New Hampshire, bringing thick fog, falling ice, and wind. I ventured outside to capture this remarkable change in weather. Not only did I relish the sound of the ice falling from the trees above, but I was completely mesmerized by the shifting light and shadows on the snow as the fog lifted and the clouds blew away, bringing blue skies, sunshine, and a glistening field of ice.

While my video can’t substitute for feeling the actual wind on your face, it can serve as a reminder of the beauty that is always present, if we just take the time to look. 

As you read this, notice your posture. Are you comfortable? If not, adjust your body as needed. Now pause. Take a deep breath. Exhale, releasing the day’s stresses. As you watch, listen. Look closely. Quiet your mind. When the video is done, record any sensations, thoughts, or feelings in your journal



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