Onset of Flurries

Tom Waits on the radio and the first onset of flurries in the air with the forewarning of 1-2 inch of snow by nightfall. A hot drink warms me as I drive past a lake as I do every morning, but today as I look out over the lake to see the flurries flying around the baron trees and whisk off the lake top, I think to myself: how much joy is found in the birth of this dying season. Snow, frozen compressed air that can make driving treacherous and your inner child dance with excitement. Tom Waits sings "There is no Devil only God when he is drunk". Perfect, prophetic words from a nasally throat singing man, I turn the radio off and smile.