It happened in an instant, as these things usually do. I saw the sunlight at the end of a very dark tunnel the other day. Literally. After what has arguably been one of the most challenging Wisconsin winters I’ve survived we were hit with some seriously warm rays of sunshine. It was almost 50 degrees and I half expected my people to break out their swim suits.
Instead mom broke out her running shoes (good choice) and I went on a very memorable walk around my dear neighborhood with my mom, my aunt, and Carter. It was my first walk with Carter and (to be honest) he didn’t seem to really notice we were outside. But I sure did.
The wind was blowing and it was not the bone chilling cold wind of late. It was the wind of spring. Sure, there is still about a solid two feet of snow everywhere. And when the sun went down it took the warmth with it. I didn’t mind because it’s coming. The end is near. Winter is almost over.
So you can imagine my dismay when I overheard on the television today that we are due for more frigid temperatures next week. Albeit disappointing, I have to admit it was a lot easier to take after that one day of respite from the cold. After I saw the light at the end of the tunnel.
Darkness has no power over light, just as negativity has no power over hope. “The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us,” suggested transcendentalist thinker Henry David Thoreau. “Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.”
It’s a pretty powerful thing to be sure. Seeing that light, even for a brief instant, can recharge the soul in such an overwhelmingly fulfilling way. The moment may have been fleeting, but its impact remains.
To view a video of our walk: https://vine.co/v/MZDBi59lHAi
Wyles, your eloquence is growing in leaps and bounds, much like the sunlight you found. 🙂 xxoo HuntMode
Huntie, you always know just what to say to bring an extra dose of joy to my heart. Thank you!
How wonderful a bit of “Spring ” in the air with the warm sunshine. Great your mum made the most of it and went out with you! I hope this winter will end soon… you do have the light in you Wiles though. I see it shining always !
I thank you for reminding me of the true source of light from within, dear friend. Lots of love and all good things to you!
We had some inches of spring here too, Wiles! But winter is coming back next week. Your family looked really excited on their first walk of 2014!! So much fun.
Love and licks,
We love spring around here! High paws all around!
I enjoyed the couple of days of warm, mom doesn’t run but she walks Ol Cissy and I and we go explore our 17 acres ; where I run run run and never get tired of running
Goodness that running sure sounds like fun!
Yay for first walk with carter. I hope spring arrives and leaves…I’m a bit allergic to most things that bloom. But the up and down of the temps here in Florida has been terrible.
Boo to being allergic. That’s definitely not a favorite word of mine! Take care!
It’s great to see the first signs of spring and I hope the weather-guy in tv isn’t right that you will get more frigid temperatures. I’m sure Miss Spring is on the way :o)
Silly me! I forget that sometimes those weather people are wrong! Here’s hoping that’s the case this time and Miss Spring is closer than she seems. 🙂
How funny that your furless puppy doesn’t notice he’s outside… in a couple of years that will change I’m sure and you can play ball together!
Dear Bailey! So nice to hear from you! I hope all is well. I do indeed anxiously await the days we can play ball together. It’s an interesting balance to be sure – enjoying the present while anxiously awaiting the future. 🙂
Lots of love,
Fun to see big smiles and wagging tails! Hooray for the sun!!!
Hooray and high paws all around!
Wiley, I think you might be the light at the end of your own tunnel! 🙂
I’ve missed you, dear friend! So nice to see you again! And that might just be the kindest compliment I’ve gotten today. Thank you!!!
Yes, I missed the birth of Carter! He is adorable!!
For some reason, I stopped getting email notices on all of my blogs I follow and only just last week discovered the WordPress Reader – after 3 1/2 years. I wondered where everyone went! Duh.
Well, I’m so glad to have you back!!!
Wiles, you are a little ray of sunshine on four legs. These last few months, there have been times when I’ve wished we could send our friends in the Northern Hemisphere a little warm weather, and they could send us just a little of their cool (cold?) weather. Share and share alike. Temperatures here range from 29-115 throughout the year. Today is beautiful – 75 degrees with a light cool breeze. Only five more days of summer left 🙂
Oh my goodness. 75 degrees!? That sounds beautiful! I’m so glad to hear there is warmth like that somewhere in the world at least. It will return as it always does…it’s just the waiting that gets to us. It’s been pretty rough this time around, but that’s why I’m around I think. Gotta keep being that ray of sunshine like you said. 😉
Lots of love,
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“The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us,” suggested transcendentalist thinker Henry David Thoreau. “Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.”