I’ve always loved snow globes. There’s something enchanting about the way the flakes slowly fall inside of them…like a controlled mini hail storm.
The closest I’ve ever gotten to a snow globe like experience is watching the mist settle between the mountains – a phenomenon I’ve been privy to since I was 3.
It all started when my granddad used to take my dad into the mountains during his holidays; a tradition my dad continued with me. It was beautiful watching the mountains and lake disappear behind the mist…and then magically somehow reappear.
When I was 7, turning on 8, I got Lupus.
Back then, neither me, nor my parents really understood the concept of a chronic illness, and just as the earth rotates and seasons change, time passed and inevitably, it impacted us all.
Our lives, our perceptions, but mostly our optimism…
During that time, I felt like I was deep in the mist – metaphorical mist – with no clear idea on how to navigate myself out of it.
But then I read this quote earlier this year “the best feeling in the whole world is watching things finally fall into place after watching them fall apart for so long.” And just like that, after so many years I feel like I can see the mountains and the valley reappear behind the mist.
Trying to see more of the world, is why I started this blog. Because even though I can wait till the mist completely clears – just like turning your snow globe back around – the real beauty is in watching it settle…
Here’s a little time lapse video of mist settling.
Video credit : 360 VRX