Out we went.....me trudging in my fashionable mukluks, wrapped like a colourful mummy ...... she galloping over snowdrifts like they were wild growing hedges blooming in the summer!
As Lily bounded towards the end of the driveway, I slowly followed along. It wasn't until I reached the road that I realized a few new centimetres of light fluffy snow had fallen earlier in the evening when it was a little warmer than it was now. Did you know that sometimes it gets too cold to snow? The temperature had dropped drastically during the time between snowfall and dog walk.
Pristine. Purely untouched powder lay on the street. Not one foot print nor a tire tread had disturbed it. We were the first crazy explorers to traipse through the powder. As Lily ran ahead to attempt her trademark snow angel body rub, I stopped to look at the beautiful scene, and to listen to the muffled silence that only winter offers. It was a quiet as an ancient prayer spoken inside the heart. Peaceful as the sound before the first note in a song.
Irridescent glitter acting as minute mirrors startled into a rhythmic dance by the bitter cold air swirling above captivated my newfound gaze. When I took a step, these clear gems delightfully jiggled all around me. When we walked beyond the streetlight, they still sparkled as brilliantly as the stars above. Perhaps they were pieces of fallen stars.....? These beautiful sequins on white velvet opened the window of wonder just for me. And I almost missed the red light. I almost missed the blessing displayed outside on a cold January night. Luckily I have a dog with pleading eyes...... She is a blessing too.