That day I spent alone in the woods. It dawned cold and crisp with snow in the air. By the next day we had 6 inches of snow and 5 degree tempertures. It was Sunday just like today? Ironic at least.
My mother and Aunt went to church , I declined. Atheism’s roots and lingering doubt, abounding. I climbed a nearby rock cliff and stood upon the near rock and saw and felt snow in the air. Oh, now to reflect back to then. I spent all morning there climbing and pulling myself up to nearby trees and thinking nothing….no worry just enjoyment of the moment. My collie-shepard dog Hobo digging out a ground squirrel under a rock ledge nearby. I now long to enjoy that again. I can now even here sitting in my chair 40 years later remember the free feeling. Being young,
I know I should not dwell upon the past, but 12 years old is such a good time…. actually a great time! No cares, except adolescent ones. Those cares though present, then pale to now!