A White Reprieve


Today the city is masked with snow. It’s falling quietly and I watch the rooftops turn white from my perch on the 11th floor. Both Mt. Takao in the forefront and Mt. Fuji behind are hidden today. I know they are there. I know the park only a 20-minute walk away is there and yet the sky is white and I cannot see beyond a few city blocks. I should feel cold. Snow is cold after all. Instead there is a cozy warmth to the way the white envelops everything around me. It is a welcome simplicity. Sometimes the view in front of us, full of expectation and opportunity is overwhelming. The snow covers it all up for a few hours. I know it is all there and yet I have permission to see a clean, white slate. A white reprieve. I take a deep breath and focus only on that which is right in front of me.

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About the Author:

Hi! I'm Marci. When I'm not writing, building websites, or coaching clients, I love walking the streets of Japan and discovering spirit in all shapes and forms. Here on the blog, you'll also get a peek into what it is like to live with and care for my Japanese father-in-law who has Alzheimer’s. Enjoy!