The Long Goodbye

How many movie, song, or book titles can you find in this post? (Answers tomorrow.)

It’s no secret I’ve been loving this ski season. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow has been my mantra since October, so a solid base would be laid down by December when the ski resorts opened. Time after time I awoke with anticipation, after having heard a weather report the night before, promising a visit from Jack Frost. I have rarely been disappointed; although he is not a man for all seasons, he certainly has been front and center since the autumn leaves began to fall. Here’s what he brought yesterday:

Lately I’ve begun to realize that I am pretty much all alone in this mindset. People who had shared my enthusiasm are wondering when they will once again be free to jog with baby strollers and man’s best friend on the greenfields of summer. To them I say, all things bright and beautiful are worth the wait.

I’ve said goodbye to all that represents the season here, even the goodfellows at the Silver Lake restaurant, at mid-mountain. I’m sure they will be happy to go back home again to Chile, Argentina or Brazil. Even if they were born in the U.S.A., they will leave the frantic resort pace for the slow sweetness of summertime.

And this is my wish for you: that you experience a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual rebirth as we move into a new cycle of life.

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About Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle (amzn.to/1RtRBwp) and print (amzn.to/1OiGlUU) versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at www.triciapimental.com and on Twitter @Tricialafille.
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