It's a beautiful day! I'm not even kidding. Sure the streets are littered in chunky snow piles that are rapidly showing how many people allowed their dogs to "foul in public place" under cover of snow, but there is blue sky! And I'm talking BLUE. With some fluffy white clouds and everything. I'm super duper excited about it, and definitely planning an afternoon walk to take as much advantage of this moment as possible.
In other highly happy news, I have a place for my parents to stay in town for free, which only means a slight amount of inconvenience, rather than the large expense it would have been otherwise, and Mark found some open castles! Things are definitely looking to be on the brighter side, and of this I'm ever so glad.
Yesterday I had a little free time in the afternoon and I was looking over a story I started writing whilst in Alaska. It's based around Mother's Choice and connected activities, and I found myself smack dab in the middle of memory lane. I could almost feel the little infant bodies, all soft and sweet in my arms. I'm not sure if I'll be able to bring myself to work more on it, or if the nostalgia will be too much for me to handle. The Czech Republic has clearly made a huge impact on my life, and I really enjoy the time I've spent here and the people I met, especially one particular young man ;) but Hong Kong will always have a home spot in my life. It's the place where I really grew up. Where I discovered what it was like to be me on my own in a big big world. Even as I enjoyed the slight warmth from the sun on my walk to work this morning, I was thinking how much I miss that tropic touch. I was remembering when Mom and Dad visited HK and the sort of climate they had to deal with that time. Quite a contrast.
Anyhow, all this to say, I liked seeing what I had written. It had the feeling of reality that a truly good story needs, but at the same time it was so tied to another era in my life that it's hard to know if I can really continue it, or if other people would be so attached to the thoughts contained therein. Tough to say, but I really want to finish re-reading it to see if I can come up with a plan that can take it on to completion.
Well, I'm not just going to sit here all day. Instead I'm going to get some things done and take a walk. Definitely must not let this glorious weather go to waste. I figure it might need some encouragement to stick around, and far be it from me to deny the sun what it needs :)