Today is much more than just that silly Groundhog Day which must have been launched by the Society for the Advancement of an Ugly Animal. Today is the rarely celebrated Candlemas Day and I suggest you light some candles today (rather than curse the symbolic darkness).
Sections of North Mississippi awoke to a winter wonderful this a.m. The snow was a welcome relief from monsoon-like rains which have fallen over the past two weeks.
Why faceless, you ask? The answer is both simple and intriguing, one that requires some reflection on a daily basis. I, like Sasser, believe angels are not only celestial beings with wings who watch over us from afar, but real live people right here among us.
At 9:49 a.m. (Central Time), we can say so long to summer and welcome autumn which always arrives right on time. I’m counting the minutes for my favorite season to shove out a long hot summer and offer all its promises of the approaching holidays, cooler temperatures and a panorama of color and texture.
I get teased a lot for going to bed with the sun and getting up with the chickens. It’s true I am an early riser – always have been.
A couple of years ago I figured out that the morning is the only time of the day no one can take away from you. You get no phone calls, no text messages, the ambulances rarely squeal by and there is almost no traffic on my busy street. It’s bliss.