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by Ann Ulrich Miller

Posted on February 16, 2010 by Web Dreams

WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?

I don't know about you, but this has been a strange and extraordinary winter.

I have never experienced one quite like it. I'm not just talking about spending my first winter in a new locale. Pagosa Springs has been blanketed with a huge amount of snow so far this year, which has been a challenge in itself. But I'm talking about TIME and how quickly it passes... without getting much of anything done.

I am not the only one who has noticed this. People seem to be in a "holding pattern," for some reason. It's almost like we've gone into some kind of dimensional hibernation, waiting for something to happen. What could it be? What is ahead of us? Possibly something BIG and something radical that may require a lot of inner strength and stamina to endure.

As of this writing, winter seems to be waning. The sea of snow that topped my fence line is slowly sinking as it melts from the sunshine. There are signs (such as MUD!) that spring is approaching. Myself and others are feeling that quickening... that anticipatory longing for warmer weather, green things growing and songbirds returning. Cabin fever has hit and people want to get outside.

This feels to me like the "calm" before the "storm." Something is in the air that I can't quite put my finger on. An inner anxiety plagues me at times and because it is new to me, I find it hard to settle. I want peace back in my life... but instead I'm getting the message that it's time to prepare for the times ahead. I just wish I knew what it is we need to prepare for.

Procrastination doesn't work for me. I need to keep busy. My writing is suffering because I feel obligated to work on others' projects first... mainly because it is my bread and butter. But I do remember how happy it makes me to be working on a novel. Hopefully, inspiration will strike and I can get myself out of this rut that Late Winter has brought to my life.

If anyone has any insights on what we are waiting for, please feel free to share them. For the meantime, I will hang in there and know that change is the only constant in life.


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