Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Every day is different

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Sometime in the middle of the night I woke to the absence of sound. I smiled as I realized that the wind had died down and the lake had stopped it’s incessant pounding. The quiet lulled me back to sleep.

This morning the bands of lake effect snow drift across the lake toward the house. I watch them like I used to watch rain on the lake where I grew up. The snow dances like fog out along the horizon and then moves closer until my entire view is obscured. And then, just as quickly it is gone.

More snow on the way.

Yesterday ice began to push against the shore. Today there is an even wider band of ice on the beach, and large pies of ice floating free in the slow rocking waves further out.

Cold.

And, today, in between bands of snow I spotted my first freighter headed north.

See that ship out there?

For a brief moment the snow abated and the colors of the lake, though muted, began to glow.

Catch the light when you can.

And then the snow closed in again, the vignette disappeared, and I headed back up to the house.

Another day of beautiful blues.

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Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

10 thoughts on “Every day is different

  1. I grew up close to lake Erie, so I can relate (I don’t know if you’ve seen how much snow Erie, PA has gotten from lake effect snow recently!) It is cld and windy here too, but no lake effect snow to worry about…

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  2. The Lake and the snow create a beautiful view – best watched from inside I’m sure.

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  3. Makes me think of Lake Superior. My father lives along the lake sure and is a few feet from the beach. He walks out there often.

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  4. The tune from Gordon Lightfoot’s The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald will be in my mind all day!

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