Trust the Light
We recently move from Seattle to the DC area. The weather patterns are different here (not surprisingly). The legend is true; Seattle has many gray and rainy days. I was affected by the weather only periodically; I was a trooper.
Navy brats have to learn to be troopers. My most significant memory of being a trooper is when we lived in Keflavik, Iceland for two years (not a lot of sunshine there either). The actual country is amazing…where we lived…notsomuch. Also, the size of the base and the number of youth was limited. I actually had 10 people in my class. Needless to say, I earned a “trooper badge” for that experience.
Back to my story…which isn’t at all about me being a trooper!
So, the weather here has many many sunny days (cold, but sunny at this time of the year). Each day it is sunny I marvel at it and celebrate it as if it is my last. It’s almost as if I have a form of PTSD around losing sun (I risk belittling the REAL sufferers of this condition and I apologize if I offend, but that is the only term I can find).
Today was an unseasonably warm day…and though I should trust that there will be many more, I took full advantage by running errands and going to lunch on foot. Although I still do want to celebrate the light and the energy and warmth it brings, I also would like to welcome the sun with a sense of peace (versus fear of loss). That day will come!