Sunday, January 21, 2007

On Being Reclusive

There is a comfort
in watching the weather
and knowing that the ice
will form and make it
impossible to get to work on time.

It is so comforting
to have all you need
everything you must have
in one place – knowing you
don’t have to "Run out"

As the world falls down around
you

One feels smug –comforted and almost –
almost –
civil
watching the fire
playing with the dog
fixing simple hearty meals

I almost dread spring.

9 comments:

anna said...

huh! I can hardly wait for spring
although i do love a good storm --
as long as the power doesn't go out!
way too cold for that

d_orlando said...

With the way Winter weather is going, Spring may not feel like Spring at all!

Roberta said...

Yes, to both of you. Today was a bit of a disappointment. It was 38 degrees at 5:30 this morning, and everything had melted. I so wanted a SNOW day!

Oh well.

Minx said...

Freezing over here as well, Roberta. Doesn't cold weather just stoke up the hibernation gene and force us all to favour lardy foods. Stay in, get fat.

Sam said...

Feelings I understand completely - well done.

_Soulless_ said...

No winter in my side of the globe, but the storms and typhoons are frequent visitors throughout the year. So I do tend to hibernate, too, every now and then, when the winds beat the windows like forks do eggs.

There is a comfort
in watching the weather


I wholeheartedly agree. (My bedroom window faces a line of coconut trees that have been swaying with the wind's beat, for many years, never breaking.) ^_^ Cheers.

Atyllah said...

Oh beautiful, cocooning hibernation, safe till the light comes again. Makes me almost long for winter :-)

Minx said...

Are you still snowed up, Roberta, or are your fingers too frozen to to blog another little gem?

Roberta said...

It's been a bit touch and go here Kate. We're expecting 6 to 8 inches in the next few days. I'm busy fretting about getting to work, an hour away, and getting home. I'll try to write a "gem" here in the next few days. Thanks for checking in!

Hey! That super chicken is reading me!! I'm so honored!

Oh my dear soulful Soulless. I'm going over to check your blog out again. It's the classiest one I've ever read.

I see I've even heard from Mr. Wright, Write, Right? ;) Thank you Sam for visiting me.