Ice Beach Sunset
After Steve and I ran errands Saturday and spent time with a friend, we drove home and noticed the sunset. Various colors of pink adorned the sky. The blanket of snow that complemented the colors reminded me of a beach. A very cold beach. The snow also reminded me of sand. Icy crystallized sand. Perhaps because I coveted the warmth and the water and the beach. But at this moment I appreciated the purity of the snow, the crisp air, and the gentle sun setting beneath the snowy blanket, drifting off into another cold winter night. But not just another cold night, the last night of January. I am content to leave January behind and welcome February with an open mind and an open heart, for hope of a promising month.