Today is a good day to create hygge wherever you are. Because it’s cold and muddy and there are flurries in the wind. It’s the kind of day that one doubts because the sunshine of yesterday that promised spring, is gone again. The forecast says single digit degrees are coming in the wind that howls through the trees down into our hollow. Grey doubt and frustration begin to gnaw at my joy.
Instead, I made tea and gathered up my quiet time things to sit by the woodstove in the deep leather couch. Ok then. If we must shift again, then let’s! I page through my Bible, ambivalent. Where am I reading, anyway! Oh yes, I’ve been reading Solomon’s Song this week, because it’s what’s next in Sunday School. Except we get to skip Sunday School this week. Sigh of relief. Because I’m annoyed that anyone would try to turn this song into a Christ and the church song when’s it’s clearly married couple’s poetry. Such chickens we are. But I am off the subject. The suggested reading is 1 Corinthians 13 today. Now here’s something anyone can get her teeth into. Well, I asked for it.
Truth be told, I sorta blew verse 4 badly last night on our walk. Don’t worry, that’s all you need to know. I’m glad for this moment by the fire to get back on track again.
It was a lovely spring evening walk, though. We saw snow geese, Canada geese, mallards, and swans. I guess we’re in the fly way and they’re enjoying our corn fields with ponds in them right now. It was dusk on our way back when we heard sandhill cranes close by in the field, but it was too dark to see them.
The best part about creating a little hygge for quiet time is finding hope again. The sun’s going to shine again, for love and for the return of spring, even better.