Tuesday, February 24, 2009

jai ho...

I turn 24 tomorrow. This morning I'm sitting at my kitchen table eating cheesecake for breakfast and looking at my shooting target from saturday. After a spree of warm weather, its been snowing constantly for the past 24 hours. Everything covered in a pristine, smooth white blanket. The fields out my back window look endless and I can barely make out the silhouette of the line of trees at the end of the road before it disappears into the flat white horizon. I don't love winter a whole lot, to be honest, but I do love the way the world draws in close when it snows. Everything slows down, the only thing that exists is what you can see and feel and hear: the tops of streetlights dissolving into the sky, the crunch of shoes sinking through fresh powder, snowflakes falling from my eyelashes down my cheeks. I thought I'd have already done some things by the age of 24 that I have yet to accomplish, but today everything is simply distilled down into that line of trees on the horizon - the extent of my world.


Sarah said...

You're shooting things? Should I be worried?

Also, it's almost your birthday!! Hope it's lovely.

I'm looking out my window right now at the budding crocuses in our front yard. Jai ho.

Ben said...

Happy birthday Bri! I hope it is wonderful. And I hope that you continue to write amazing things for me to read. Thanks.