We are creatures of habit, aren't we? For the last few days, two sets of thoughts have been running through my mind. At the end of December we'll start our road trip to explore parts of Florida for a month, a new place for me-exciting! It's almost Christmas and the ground is brown and bare-it doesn't seem like Christmas at all.
When I woke up this morning , I was met with a surprise-I looked out the window and saw whiteness! There wasn't a vast amount of snow, but suddenly the holidays and the land fell into sync. I felt good, even though I knew I'd have an hour or so of snow shoveling in front of me.
It's strange how the familiar is important. I want to break up the winter by traveling for a while to a place that is warm, has palm trees, and ocean. On the other hand, I would be truly disappointed if on December 25 the ground was not snow-covered for Christmas. That was one of the few things that I missed during the years that I lived and taught in Kenya and Morocco. I am sure that you have similar ties to the land where you were born and the cultural events that you grew up with. Yes, you can enjoy change, but there is something about time and place that remains in both your mind and heart.
Thank you for visiting, feel welcome to stop by again. In the meantime, may your travels be interesting and enjoyable and your new year be the best ever.