Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Weeping


I wrote a long, sad post to go with this shot. Then I read it. Then I deleted it. The shot is enough, I think.

I try to be positive. I do! And I still see the good in life, despite the constant clouds. But I’ve noticed that the good things that I appreciate are getting smaller and simpler. When clouds are your constant companion, the smallest shaft of light is bright.

A good cup of coffee.
A chickadee on the porch railing.
Toast landing butter side up.
One red tomato on the window sill.

And that’s just so far this morning!

From this difficult time I have learned to appreciate simple, small pleasures. And that’s a good thing, too.

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2 thoughts on “Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Weeping

  1. I’ve been feeling great appreciation recently too, but from Summer rather than Winter.

    My life is good and easy. My family is healthy with good loving relationships. I have a great job and few financial worries with the time and energy to express myself creatively. Although I made some good choices along the way, I realize that my current state is mostly an expression of good fortune. Unbelievable good fortune. And that makes me nervous.

    I realize that this beautiful dream is just one tragedy away from being transformed into a nightmare; a couple of unexpected changes from my live becoming a struggle rather than a stroll.

    So like you, I’ve been trying to learn how to savor both simple moments and deep blessings. Maybe one day I’ll really take in that the simple moments are deep blessings after all.

  2. Sometimes the simple moments do let us realize what we have. Getting an email from someone that you haven’t heard from for long time, waking up to nice cloudy temperate day, realizing how much we can give to others (89 year old grandma neighbor having problems with her keys and able to help her and so glad you were there), knowing that there are so many people out there that care about you and count on you to be ‘you’ ….and need you.

Talk to me, people.

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