Let it snow ….

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Let it snow …

A New Year, a new snowblower, and the same beautiful handy-person. Luckily I can cook, so when the hard work is done, that handy-person can sit down to hot tea and buttered crumpets. Oh the joys of retirement. Some never retire, though, and a handy-person’s work is never done. Mind you, cooking, for me, is a joy, not a chore, so I don’t ever think of it as ‘work’, that nasty, old-fashioned Anglo-Saxon four-letter word. In fact, come to think of it, teaching and research were joys, never chores. As a result, I have never done a day’s work in my life. Nor did I ever want to.

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And that’s what I wish you all for the New Year: brave blossoms that stand out against a snowy background, joys that make each day a pleasure and never a grind, happiness that drowns out the daily sorrows of this Vale of Tears through which we are passing, and a clock without hands, so that you never have to count the hours as the days tick slowly by.

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May each morning fill you with joy, happiness, and a sense of adventure. And may the evening sky fill you with peace and contentment for a day well lived.

4 thoughts on “Let it snow ….

  1. The perfect couple, perched on a high hill each loving the other, both content in what they do. That certainly is a wonderful recipe for life. Thank you for your good wishes for 2020 Roger, and go Clare go!

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  2. Happy New Year, Jan, and loads more carving in things more durable than snow. The ‘may you-s’ are all subjunctives and the old form of ‘I wish you’ … I think, anyway. It’s still used a lot in Spanish, not so much in English any more. I don’t know if that’s what you were asking (!) but that’s my answer. We gave away the old machine (a faithful servant of thirty years, but it weighed a ton, almost literally) and bought a smaller, lighter one. We have a man in to do the drive and Clare can handle the new one with ease. It wouldn’t start this morning: and then we remembered to turn the engine on! Such is life.

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  3. Thank you, Roger, for the thoughts…what are they, those nice images that always follow “May you…?” Thank you for the “mays”, anyway. I hope [wish] that life may [will] be good to you this year, and that it will [can] have as little work in it as possible [dream on]. I may (do) have snowblower-envy. Best, Jan Jan Hull See my Sculptures

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