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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bejeweled Window


I fell to slumber during a late-winter rain. The night tap, tap, tapped its winsome serenade and sent me dreaming.

Came the dawn and a bleary eye opened to diamonds on my window panes. They glowed and shimmered with liquid amber and daybreak rainbows. The window a portal to magic and beckoning beauty.

How could I not smile?

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22 Comments:

Blogger Ponita said...

The dawn of a newly ambered day leads one to welcome life and light with serenity and smiles.

Here's hoping that continues, Jonas... a new outlook on life, no?

Wed Feb 18, 08:51:00 PM  
Blogger L'uragano (The Hurricane) said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Jonas, in better spirits? How nature opens our eyes ... and hearts.

Wed Feb 18, 09:30:00 PM  
Blogger lu said...

It's good to have you smile Jonas.

Nothing like a good sleep and beautiful rain.

Clean.

Wed Feb 18, 09:39:00 PM  
Blogger Jonas said...

A new outlook on life? No. Not really.

I've long considered myself a hopelessly optimistic/romantic depressive. I gotta say, it's easier to smile when diamonds refract the morning sun...and there's no one and nothing left to lose.

Yes. Clean.

Wed Feb 18, 09:53:00 PM  
Blogger Ponita said...

Not sure how being optimistic and depressed can happen at the same time...

Well, a clean start, perhaps? Get things moving again....

Still no pitter patter of little paws in the house?

Wed Feb 18, 10:27:00 PM  
Blogger flutter said...

beautiful

Wed Feb 18, 11:10:00 PM  
Blogger ever_trying said...

gorgeous picture!

Wed Feb 18, 11:11:00 PM  
Blogger tipota said...

oh those rainbows, how could you not smile? that's resonance and sparkles Jonas a thing of beauty

Thu Feb 19, 02:32:00 AM  
Blogger Cheesy said...

Rain has a way of cleansing the spirit, no? One of the reasons I adore Oregon! Some complain about it but I find droplets refreshing. Rain is what makes all things green again! So glad to know I am not alone in this belief!!

Thu Feb 19, 07:41:00 AM  
Blogger deb said...

You can still smile? Do you like being depressed? Just asking.

Thu Feb 19, 05:14:00 PM  
Blogger citizen of the world said...

That's lovely. I think sleeping during hte rain is unusually restorative.

Thu Feb 19, 07:29:00 PM  
Blogger Selma said...

Stunning photo. I often find raindrops on windows to be quite soothing. Little jewels of joy.

Fri Feb 20, 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Roads said...

A fresh day after rain. And the weather is picking up as well. It's gonna be a great year for the roses.

Apparently.

Fri Feb 20, 08:33:00 AM  
Blogger Jonas said...

Ponita - No, pitter-pattering little paws...yet. I've got a few things on my plate I must address. I've got a BIG trial in May (a $1B+ toxic tort case). Trial prep will keep me busy in the coming months. After that? Well...methinks it's time for a hajj. I'm thinking I need to hit the road. Climb on my bike and do a bit o' traveling. I'm thinking of a big loop to the west coast and back. From Chicago to Mexico, up the Pacific coast to Canada and back (after a short sojourn in Europe). I'd like to visit a few of you Dear Readers along the way (if you'd have me). I'm thinking it's been too long since I've gotten myself a snootful of road dust. I must make amends.

Thank you, Flutter.

ET!!! I'm delighted you dropped by!

Ah, Tipota, if only I lived near the ocean!

Ms. Cheese, see my comment above.

Your question caught me by surprise, Deb. My depression scares me. At times, I feel as if I'm fighting for my life, literally. Optimism,romance and laughter are my defenses. If I lose those, I'd be truly lost.

Ah, Citizen, sleeping during summer rains with the windows wide open is one of life's true pleasures. (Same goes for sleeping serenaded by ocean sounds).

Yes, Selma, we all need those jewels of joy, no?

Let's all revel in the beauty of roses, Roads (side-stepping the thorns as best we can).

Fri Feb 20, 09:35:00 PM  
Blogger Cheesy said...

Road trip?? YEAAA !!

Sat Feb 21, 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi dear Jonas,

You are welcome to Seoul, if Asia beckons your weary bones.

I am going to be in the States in July and am thinking of a road trip myself.....do not know how I will cope with the driving on the 'wrong' side of the road.

Ah, blessed morning sights...the wonder of a new dawn is that it has NEVER been lived or experienced before and we makew of it what we will.

Sorry I have been out-the -loop lately, quite busy at school.

Snowqueen.

Sun Feb 22, 04:52:00 AM  
Blogger Jonas said...

Yes, Ms. Cheese, I may actually traverse the Pacific northwest this year. Keep a bit of string cheese handy...

Your Highness! I'm always delighted when you stop by! Where in the States will you be vacationing?

That whole business of "driving on the wrong side" is challenging, indeed. I experienced it in Jamaica. I felt stoned while driving. It seemed surreal, in a way.

Sad to say, Asia rarely calls to me. It feels too far outside my cultural understanding. Does that make me a Philistine?

Sun Feb 22, 09:49:00 PM  
Blogger BlackenedBoy said...

The writing here is more beautiful than the picture itself.

Mon Feb 23, 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Jonas said...

Why, thank you BB! Thanks for stopping by. Don't be a stranger.

Mon Feb 23, 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

"..there's no one and nothing left to lose."

= freedom

Sat Apr 25, 06:50:00 PM  
Blogger Jonas said...

Ah, yes, freedom. I do have that.

Sun Apr 26, 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger HUG-HES said...

Beautiful.

Wed Dec 09, 01:46:00 PM  

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