Friday, November 22, 2013
Not-So-Dreary November Morn
It started out overcast, dreary, chilly and breezy, but the November Saturday morning was perfect for a walk with my friend Mo, for Mo is a person who radiates warmth and sunshine. She and I don't see each other as often as I'd like, but when we do get together, our conversations cover the gamut of interesting topics, laced with laughter. That morning, we decided to talk and walk around Devil's Lake. The autumn color was gone, but the bluffs towering around us were dotted with grayish-pink boulders, tall evergreens and stubborn oaks that had retained their rusty-brown leaves. Despite the breeze, the lake was remarkably placid. We ran into a few other hearty walkers, but otherwise, the lake was ours. As we walked, the sun started to poke out through the cloud cover and I decided that it had to be because of Mo. She is a sunshiny type of person who has a giving heart and an adventurous spirit. Mo is a person who sees possibilities and opportunities, joy and excitement, even on a dreary November morn.