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November 24, 2012

November Chill

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Here I am today, wishing to reach out to you.

The Thanksgiving feast with extended family is over.  Leftovers are not found in my fridge.

After relative warmth for the past few days, a distinct chill has settled in to the air.  My thermometer claims 40°F, but I find it difficult to believe.  A wind that chills my bones makes me think otherwise.
a chill in the air

Can you feel it too?

I’m on my own this chilly afternoon.  Husband has returned to work, daughters both visiting with friends.  Why does my phone remain quiet, I ask myself.  No friendly texts or emails to say hello?  Hmmm, perhaps I should be making better use of this time.  No one asking me for anything, requiring anything of me.  Jump in the car, go do something, take pictures!

But then I remember the chill, and I remain.
rogue snowflake

Was that a snowflake alight on my collie’s back?  It’s surely poorly focused here, but that is indeed what it was.

In addition to the chill in the air and in my bones, a certain coolness is seeping into my thoughts as well.  Kathy has published a post today that has me pondering.  I challenge you to go and read it too, and not find yourself questioning and thinking.

afternoon light

Just what was my blogging muse hoping to say today?  I’m not sure that I know.

Currently playing in my head:


  1. Bless you, Karma. In the chilliness, in what’s happening now, in your blogging post…my heart smiles.

    Comment by Kathy — November 24, 2012 @ 4:30 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Kathy. I’m glad you were reading yesterday.

      Comment by Karma — November 25, 2012 @ 8:54 am | Reply

  2. Just visited Kathy before I visited you.

    Something’s happening. No cutesy, glib comment from me today. Something IS happening.

    Comment by sybil — November 24, 2012 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

    • Perhaps it is not only chill in the air, but change as well.

      Comment by Karma — November 25, 2012 @ 8:54 am | Reply

  3. Out of the chill rises warmth…

    Did that make any sense?

    I didn’t think so.

    Hope things feel warmer for you later on.


    Comment by timkeen40 — November 24, 2012 @ 4:49 pm | Reply

    • The warmth has to come from somewhere, right Tim? Thanks, and thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      Comment by Karma — November 25, 2012 @ 8:55 am | Reply

  4. I think the approaching season makes us more reflective.

    Comment by Karen — November 24, 2012 @ 7:57 pm | Reply

    • That is entirely possible Karen.

      Comment by Karma — November 25, 2012 @ 8:56 am | Reply

  5. Sometimes we feel most alone after we’ve had close times with family and then they all disperse again. I’m sure your feeling of being alone is just temporary, part of the ebb and flow of life. We’re here with you! Thanks for sharing. Love that song, too…. 🙂

    Comment by catbirdinoman — November 24, 2012 @ 8:30 pm | Reply

    • You are right about that, Cathy. I often feel that way after a party or other time spent with family and friends. Thanks for your comment.

      Comment by Karma — November 25, 2012 @ 8:57 am | Reply

  6. I think our selves have a way of letting us know when it’s time to dwell within a bit, when it’s time to withdraw to that safe harbor and explore, letting life circulate around us and over us. Perhaps a time to recharge. As winter approaches, the weather encourages that drawing within.

    Comment by Carol — November 25, 2012 @ 12:09 pm | Reply

    • At least for the next few weeks, I feel like there will be no time to recharge. I do know that drawing within time – it usually comes for me after the holiday rush.

      Comment by Karma — November 25, 2012 @ 8:54 pm | Reply

  7. Sounds like you’re having holiday withdrawal. But don’t be sad….the next one is right around the corner!

    Comment by dawnkinster — November 26, 2012 @ 9:22 pm | Reply

    • I don’t know about holiday withdrawal – I enjoy the company and the full house, but I’m not looking forward to all the work ahead!

      Comment by Karma — November 28, 2012 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

  8. J’aime tes photos pour exprimer tes pensées en ce moment. Un temps de réflexion intérieure qui s’inspire du temps extérieur. Je ressens un peu la même chose. Merci de tes pensées. Je t’envoie mon coin de ciel bleu après la tempête de neige 🙂

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — December 5, 2012 @ 1:36 pm | Reply

    • Merci, Isa. Je me retrouve envie d’un ciel bleu lumineux.

      Comment by Karma — December 5, 2012 @ 5:44 pm | Reply

  9. November is like that. Now the next holiday is coming up, and we’ll slide into January’s chill. Before long, though, spring will arrive and put an end to all the chilliness. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — December 8, 2012 @ 1:30 pm | Reply

    • I can barely believe Christmas is only about 2 1/2 weeks away. I’m making good progress, however, and that makes me feel better. Being busy helps keep my mind from the chill as well.

      Comment by Karma — December 8, 2012 @ 4:05 pm | Reply

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