A lot more reflections when the sun is out. And a welcome break from the gray, cold weather of late. One of the first things reflected, aside from me in the mirror, is the filth and dirt on the scooter from the most recent sloppy ride.
Reflecting on the weather — it’s been a long winter. What’s strange is that it has been pretty mild as winters go around here. No extended sub-zero weather, no long periods of snow cover. A pretty wimpy winter by all normal measurements. But personally, for a lot of reasons, it was hard.
So with the temperature at 50F today with the sun shining bright it was a fine day for a little ride. By late morning I ended up in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania to spend some time with my journal at Cool Beans Coffee and Tea.
A lot of people don’t like having their picture taken. Some won’t look in a mirror. When I hear someone tell me that I’m surprised. Both the camera and the mirror offer a wealth of insight to those who look. At the very least, it’s a slap in the face to move you from who you want to be into the sober reality of who you are. Or a start in that direction.
Looking past the cosmetic details of a physical self, I begin to see myself as an actor on the grand stage of life. And the subsequent thinking is at times helpful in deciding what the next step might be.
The local groundhog weatherman predicted six more weeks of winter. I’m so ready to be done with it. The warm weather has me believing that winter is done. I probably should take another look in the mirror and ask about that…