Monday, November 10, 2008

First Flurries and thoughts...

I walked outside this morning and there was a light coating of snow on the Banana (our yellow Aveo). I was so excited! I got to wear a hat to work and everything! Unfortunately I was running late so I couldn't go grab my camera and take a picture. Sorry everyone in FL... winter pics coming soon. There is something so magical about the first snow of the season. It seems as if the world holds its breath in anticipatory reverence waiting to be wrapped in the comforting silence of snow...
This weekend Bobbie and I went to a craft show hosted by the Ann Arbor Fiber Guild. There were some really nice bags, scarves, hats, yarn, etc. I got two skeins of yarn and both were hand dyed and handspun. The only problem is I tried to wind one of them into a ball and it is now one big knot!!! It better make a beautiful scarf!! :)
For those of you that wondered my first time on-call was good. I didn't have too many calls to the hospital. I did have the honor to be present at the most beautiful death. I know that sounds odd but it was. This sacred time was filled with special music, stories, tears, laughter, and most of all love. It reminded me of the song from the musical Rent "Seasons of Love."
Here are some of the lyrics that always hit me.
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Moments so dear
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes
How Do You Measure - Measure A Year?
In Daylights - In Sunsets
In Midnights - In Cups Of Coffee
In Inches - In Miles
In Laughter - In Strife
In - Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes
How Do You Measure A Year In The Life?
How About Love?
Measure In Love
Seasons of Love.
How Do You Measure The Life
Of A Woman Or A Man
In Truth That She Learned
Or In Times That He Cried
In Bridges He Burned
Or The Way That She Died
Oh you got to you got to remember the love,
You know that love is a gift from up above
Share love, give love, spread love
Measure, measure your life in love.
May YOU measure YOUR life in LOVE