How long have you been following this blog? How well do you think you know me? I’m sure I’ve given a lot away over the last 12 months. Have you already discovered my biggest weakness?
Today started like any other. Up early, curtains drawn. That was a mistake – so dark that I had to turn the lights on anyway. I might as well have left the curtains closed. The outside scene, when I peered through the murk, was dreary. It was raining, and the sky held the promise of more to come.
Breakfast was prepared and eaten, coffee drunk, I perked up a little, started making plans for the day. Orders to fulfil, post office trip to make, shopping, a little art time, and, of course, anything else that might offer itself as a sidetrack (a sidetrack to the shopping part, by the way….) and then it happened……………………
I knew it was coming, so I shouldn’t have been surprised. That, however, didn’t prepare me for the feeling of dread that I experienced, and that I always do feel when it happens. I really don’t know how I would cope if I had to live with it day in and day out, as I know that so many of you do. Sadly, I know I wouldn’t be able to do it without complaining – just like I am now! You see, I’m a wimp. There, I’ve said it. I’ve confessed. I’m sorry, but that’s the truth, and if I’ve misled you along the way I apologise. However, at least you know now, and knowing is being forearmed!
So what was it that provoked such an almighty confession? What disaster befell our community?
It was a snowflake.
Yes – A SINGLE, SOLITARY SNOWFLAKE.