Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Winter sun

Tuesday 7th February 2012
Near the top of Dunterley Fell
As the warm winter sun thawed the ice on the road and the horse behaved soberly despite having been confined for a week to the frozen paddock during the daytime, suddenly it felt like a lovely day.  A few minutes earlier I had wondered whether I had the strength and resolution to get out and exercise her. Now life was relaxed and enjoyable and we even had the unexpected pleasure of falling in with a friend for a quick canter along the top.
   Back to everything that I had abandoned for forty minutes: the phone calls, the funeral visit, the timetables for reading banns in all the right churches for the forthcoming seven weddings, the PCC draft minutes, the final marriage preparation session with the couple whose wedding comes first this spring.

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