Sunday, January 8, 2012

This January Morning

Everything the same; everything distinct. (Chien-ju)

There are few things that mean as much to me as a morning walk after an evening snow with Duncan, when the world is still silent and the blanket still smooth, the sky bright and high and his joy unquenchable. I am not a churchgoing fellow but on mornings like this, when every branch and blade, when even the fading red and browns of the bricks or the warping wood of a park bench are breathtaking in their purity, I can understand why others believe in God. I choose to believe in the beauty of this world and that is salvation enough for me. It is easy when the sun, still new to the morning, barely caresses the uppermost branches of the cottonwoods and the snow, settled and sleepy, stirs and dances its way earthward, quilting the ground around the fat trunk with its impression. How can I not when the flitting flakes shimmer in the sun like snow-pixies around the inquisitive head of my curious Golden boy?

There is much to be grateful for, and even more for which to be in awe. Perhaps someday, on a January morning such as this, we will walk together and Duncan will show you things that will make you believe in magic again.


Finn said...

Look at that face! I love being one of the first ones out to discover the untouched snow. Looks beautiful.

Berts Blog said...

Truly nothing as breathtaking as nature in her most pure state.

Loved the video, loved all the black and white pics. nice touch.

Hope Duncan is being less stuborn these days.

GOOSE said...

beautiful and breath taking indeed.

Marie said...

Dear Curt,

I had the great pleasure of working as a receptionist at KFGO about ten years ago. I've been a fan of your dad's since I was a 'tween' (thanks to my own dad's devotion to the Jack and Sandy show). He's a great man, and thanks to him, now I have the pleasure of reading your blog.

Best to you, Ken, and Duncan. I'll be waiting for the next post.

P.S. My husband and I are fellow golden lovers as well. We just lost our 13 year old best girl, Nala. We miss her tons. Our Rudy is 9 and still quite the character. :)

David said...

And we are still snowless in Illinois. And the grass is still as green as it brown. When I look at you pictures, I seem to be recalling some far distant land I once knew...

Thor and Jack said...

Great post. Beautiful black and white pictures! Happy 2012 and wonderful walks with Duncan!

Thor and Jack

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! LOVELY ... LOVE the video. Hopefully we get SNOW this week. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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CJ/Rick said...

Beautiful photos! You and Duncan are so lucky to experience such beauty. My girls would LOVE that.

Susan said...

Beautiful photography!