"restful alertness, inner silence, and wide-awake self-awareness"
Well yeah, keen -- but the most euphoric is the outer silence. Those of you who live on busy streets know exact-a-mundo what I am saying here. All of a sudden yesterday you realized, hey wait a minute! How damn QUIET it is. The only thing stirring were laughing kids with sleds and the (very) occasional snow plow.
Wow, what a great place this would be to live if it was as bucolic (Arcadian?) as this, um, every day . . . Oh. Wait.
Picof Snowpocalypse '10 from downtown, courtesy of and with permission from Abby C.