After two weeks of enjoying weather in the 50's and 60's, a winter storm blew through and dumped a few inches of snow on south central Wisconsin.
Yesterday, I used the car to go out to Spring Green, WI to write and reflect. At least that was my intention. I read an article in Madison Magazine about the idea of taking a “micro-sabbatical.” Such a “sabbatical,” the article suggested, could involve a day trip someplace to take oneself out of one's normal routine and enable creative thinking about one's work and life purpose. I thought that would be a good idea.
As a general rule, I haven't thought about or worried much about colds or getting sick. I have a pretty strong immune system, and tend not to get many colds. But it's been interesting to observe other people dealing with colds or the possibility of colds
Today it rained most of the day in Madison. It was one of those steady, ever-present rains. It kind of reminded me of the rainy day that forms the backdrop of the scene described in the Suzanne Vega song "Tom's Diner." Given that we are in the last days of winter, it was a welcome sight. I'll take rainy-day drabness over winter bleakness, and in early March, it is especially welcome.