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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Gift of an Ordinary Day - Some Thoughts

I don't usually make comments aside from book recommendations.  However, as the snow keeps falling in New England,  I am reminded of the gifts and wonders of an ordinary day.  As NYC was proactive and canceled  public schools and many events in the wake of the storm, Fairfield County, CT followed.  The result has been a profoundly beautiful  day broken up only by the frequent need to shovel.  It is a small price to pay, however,  for living in New England - and we are not in Washington, D.C. which has been inundated with snow and has basically come to a standstill.  We lived there for a decade and it always amazes me how ill equipped our nation's capital is to deal with snow!  I spent the day listening to Juan Diego Florez sing the great aria "Ah! Mes Amis" from Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment, watched a documentary called The Audition on Pubilc Television, caught up with friends, cooked a wonderful Moroccan tagine, did the New York Times crossword puzzle, and listened to old Podcasts of "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, the NPR News Quiz. It does not get much better than this - except for remembering that it is technically still a work day.

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