“The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.”
Winter reminded us over that it was far from over this week. We got snow, on snow, on snow, with a bit of freezing rain thrown in for fun… Oh, and bitter cold temperatures for the exclamation point, just in case you weren’t paying attention! However, next week’s more moderate temperatures bring hope!
This week, I found so much hope in conversations…conversations I listened to.
You and Me Both is back for season two… the first episode is titled Hope and seemed so appropriate for Hillary’s Full of Hope conversation with Amanda Gorman.
The other conversation I discovered this week came from Pádraig Ó Tuama in The Corrymeela Podcast. Episode one was one that really made me stop and think. If anyone knows about differences it is the people of Ireland. This first conversation also brought hope.
I have been contemplating the options for a virtual spinning class but I don’t know what kind of class I want to take. I feel like I spin the same yarn ever.single.time. and am sort of feeling like I am stuck and I need a new perspective. Last night I discovered the perfect solution! Jillian’s Patreon!! Hope sometimes comes in a joyfully exuberant person!
Finally, hope was found in writing thanks to remember, commitment, and interdependent.
And that is all I have for this week! Stay safe everyone and I will see you all back here on Monday for my word update!
I have taken in person classes with Jillian and she is an amazing teacher! Last spring I did a spin along with her on mixing braid to create different color effects. She announced on her blog another spin along on plying.
You seem to be finding hope everywhere which is so nice Kat! Our snow was not as much as forecast (though there was sleet thrown into the mix) and we, too, are forecast to have warmer temps next week. Have a wonderful weekend!
I’m glad you could find hope despite the snow and cold temperatures (and then share it with us)! I’m a bit grumpy because it’s still snowing here, but maybe writing on interdependence will help me. I’ve really enjoyed the first two days and actually looked forward to finding out what today’s prompt was.
P.S. I also love today’s quote. Thanks to you and e.e. cummings for reminding me not to take the snow personally!
WOW, looking forward to hearing all about Jillian Patron classes on Saturday when we meet.
Amanda Gorman’s scope, perspective, and [not so] long-term goals are so hope-filled–I feel like my chest literally gets fuller when I hear her speak. Thanks for sharing the link to the podcast, Kat! Stay cozy 🙂
I’m really enjoying these posts on hope, Kat. Thank you for putting them together every week! And I should read more ee cummings!!
You will have such fun with Jillian! I took a class with her at SSK back in 2017 and it was so much fun. You can’t not be happy when you’re in her presence!
I hope you find the perfect spinning class – sometimes it’s fun to just search and whittle away the time.