Weather update - for a few days (don't tell anyone) the weather in Seattle was sunny and so bright we all felt like moles coming up from the underground and staggering around blinded. It has been bitterly cold, much more "sink into your bones" cold than the temperature reflects. But that coldness has lent a clarity to the air and we can see snow covered mountains with amazing details and clear out almost to the Straits. The sky is so blue that it's like you've never seen blue before and find it impossible to describe the exquisite shade of it.
But this too has passed and now we have fog which has obscured everything, all buildings, people, sky and there's no horizon anymore. If you dare to step outside you'll be greeted by (what feels like) a gale force wind that's freezingly cold and rain that's blown every which way sideways and has killed most every umbrella in town. So in weather like that you find us all inside reading books, making art, writing music and countless other creative pursuits. That's how we get things done. And it all gets thrown down and abandoned whenever the sun comes out again and we all run outside. If you live someplace where the sun shines almost all of the time, how do you get any creative work done?