From where I sit face lit with the glow of my laptop screen my fingers gliding across the keyboard the soft chanting of Advent songs playing in the background the steady welcoming hum of the furnace protecting me from the cold lights flickering as cars cross the bridge carrying people into their day misty air rising from the river flowing sluggishly between ice-clad banks naked trees standing tall along its edges stretched out branches frozen into awkward shapes like children frozen in a game of Freeze Tag on a hot summer’s day. sun kissed clouds stretch out above the tree tops. river mist rises in ethereal white wisps gracefully flowing like a river through the air This is the beauty of my morning. This is the world that surrounds me. This is my morning light moving from darkness into day. I watch the lights flicker, the river valiantly fight against becoming ice hear the music full of voices chanting and violins humming feel the warm air wafting from the furnace beneath my desk from where I sit in awe of the sun lightening the dark surrounding nature’s delicate frozen dance as I sit breathing in nature's bounty soaking all my senses full of its breath-taking beauty This day is soaked in wonder, awe and magic. Let it flow. .