For the first time in nearly 30 years, a big lake in our town froze. I’ve never explored a big frozen lake, don’t know much about it, and am woefully uneducated on the in’s and out’s of how to stay safe in that environment. So I approached it with extreme caution (because, you know, 4 and 7 year old on 40 foot deep frozen lake…), but we went for it.
And it was magic.
There were people all the way out in the center of the lake, and a full kiddo team playing Hockey. This whole scene is so surreal for our rainy, temperate, town.
This felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity. We swim in this lake all summer long, run around it whenever we’re training for a race, and bring our dog here to play and splash all spring. Seeing it like this was surreal, humbling, and so incredibly fun. We spent some time making this our homeschooling for that day! We explored, make hypothesis, observations, and then read more about frozen lakes when we got home! It was a perfect way to make reversible change seem even bigger, more real, and incredible!
A lot of my friends, and our town, seem to be really ready for Spring. And while bike rides, and lighter layers are always calling my name, I’m really enjoying this end of Winter grey and cold. We have wind whistling through out town, it’s warming up, and I am gearing up for my first run, in far too long, this weekend.
More on that soon… as my first race in ages will be all signed up for by next week. And, then, there’s no way out!