In order to make the most of its brilliance, I waited until the sun was high in the sky before taking my walk today. Thus, I was rewarded with the most spectacular scene of all my walks since moving here more than a year ago.
My old camera and lacking photography skills could not capture the detail. Moreover, the sound was as remarkable as the image.
Liquid trickled between floating continents of ice, made up of paper-thin layers of crystalized water. Despite air temperatures below 25 degrees, the edges were melting off, and as the pieces cracked and fell away, they sounded like a small animal rustling through leaves.
Cold as it was, it took all I had to to pull myself away from the hypnotic scene and get back to work. It was magical. And no amount of troubles could survive it. As I walked away, I simply could not remember the worries I’d had when I arrived.
There is no greater medicine than a few moments immersed in nature’s beauty.
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