I promised myself that I would post something today, anything.
I need to get back in a routine after the past five or six weeks.
Aside from Christmas, the big event for me in December
was the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the Winter Solstice.
Terry and I shivered for half an hour, staring in wonder
at two brilliant jewels gleaming in the dark.
I wanted to pluck them from the sky and hold them in my hands,
feel their cold splendor shining on my face,
see their unearthly light spilling through my fingers.
Jupiter (left) Saturn (right)
December 21, 2020
Aurora, Colorado, USA
© M. Louise (MacBeath) Barbour/Fundy Blue
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When Terry spent ten days quarantining in the basement
after a September trip to Vegas, he discovered You Tube videos.
In mid-December he sucked me into his latest find:
live streams from Tembe National Elephant Park in South Africa.
I discovered that munching giraffes and splashing elephants mesmerized me.
I discovered something that made me relax!
Well, not always,
like when a solitary impala froze as lions roamed nearby.
Terry and I barely breathed for twenty-five minutes,
until the lions flopped for a nap and the impala slipped into the brush.
Just remembering this cartoon that Debra posted
made me laugh during an unfunny time.
Such has been my life recently,
isolated by Covid and sidelined by uncooperative limbs.
But now it's a new year and things are approaching normal.
I'm back to trying to catch my tail!