the warm and the cold

…We want the spring to come and the winter to pass. We want
whoever to call or not call, a letter, a kiss — we want more and more and then more of it.

But there are moments, walking, when I catch a glimpse of myself in the window glass,
say, the window of the corner video store, and I’m gripped by a cherishing so deep

for my own blowing hair, chapped face, and unbuttoned coat that I’m speechless:
I am living…

~ Marie Howe
(excerpt from “What the Living Do”)

21 thoughts on “living

  1. I love the contrast in this from the darkening cold outside to the cozy glow inside. Hope you have a great weekend filled with some of that coziness!

  2. Beautiful image, Susan — the contrasts are so lovely. It’s easy to forget what a gift life is. This is such a good reminder. Thank you.

  3. Susan, I’m always in awe of your light captures! This is so beautiful – the deep red tulips, and the cozy mood of the outdoors, looking inside. Happy weekend to you!!

  4. This photo is so cozy … I can just imagine the room inside with a fire glowing in the fireplace and a bit pot of hot tea and scones. Great words, too!

  5. Thank you all so much. That snow just keeps coming and coming. I usually don’t mind the snow (although I wish winter were a bit shorter!) but this is just crazy. I’ve lived here all my life and never seen anything like this!

  6. Wonderful image. Like Suzy, I love the contrast between the tulips and the snow. The excerpt from “what the living do” is a perfect pairing to your beautiful photograph.

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