Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Walking Home

Lots of snow was falling slowly. Slow enough for me to almost be able to distinguish the forms of the snowflakes falling from the sky. The roads and sidewalk were almost empty that Sunday evening. The rather chilly temperature didn't dampen my spirit, because I was on my way home from work and the scene was just too beautiful to describe. When the snow fell down slowly like that, it felt as though life were moving forward in a slow motion. I felt reminded to cherish each moment in time and not to rush forward. To focus on the moment.

I took out my mobile phone and plugged the earphones to my ears. Then I chose a song from my list and chuckled when I realized that a pair of snowflakes that had attached themselves to each other fell on my mobile phone's screen. Oh, how I wish I could have taken a picture of that pair of snowflakes! All around me the snow kept on falling steadily, gently, slowly.


While listening to one of my favourite songs on the list, I sang along out loud on the sidewalk. Bliss! Where else can I do that without bothering anyone except here? The world seemed so hushed.  No need to hurry. Enjoy the moment. Enjoy the song. Sing your heart out to your delight!

I took out my mobile again after the song had finished to choose another song after that one was finished because I didn't want to listen to the next one on the list. My mobile had no capacity to do a random play of the songs on my list. Soon after my thumb hit on another song title, my ears welcomed the song with a smile (if they can smile, they were definitely smiling widely). And I couldn't resist the temptation to sing out loud again.

I felt free. I felt at peace. I felt as though the world was big enough for everyone of us. And my heart almost exploded with joy when I arrived home and I was welcomed with bear hugs and kisses. Oh, the simple joys of life!


  1. We have had a very very small amount of snow this winter before the 1st of the year. This winter and last winter have been very warm! (greenhouse effect). But like you we had snow on the 29th. It doesn't bother me that the weather isn't cold, but it bothers my kids. They like snow, and they want to go to my brother's place (380 km NW) and go sledding.
    I like sledding, looking at the pretty snowflakes. You probably know already that there are no 2 snowflakes that are alike (just like fingerprints)!

    1. Ah, your kids love snow, eh? Then they'll love Lapland he he he...

      Yeah, I've heard many times that each snowflake is unique. :-D

  2. That post made me smile.
    I could just picture you, trudging through the pretty slow, singing to yourself, without a care in the world!

    1. Glad to know this post made you smile, Nikki! :-D