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After a meeting at the Elmhurst Park District, I visited the Wilder Park Conservatory nearby. Coming in, after a short walk in the bitter cold, the warmth of the greenhouse was intoxicating. Even in January, the poinsettia were in full dress, dusting the dance floor with the cyclamen and ferns.

It is a small conservatory, but, walking around enjoying the greenery, it felt like a landed estate.

Sometimes, all we really need is just to take some time to come in out of the cold; to take a deep breath, smell the earth and flowers, and feel the warmth cascading down.

I went on my way after about fifteen minutes in this welcoming retreat, bidding a friend goodbye.

I think that is why, on a very cold day, with the sun finally peeking through, I was able to accept the clouds returning my way.

You might say it was an epiphany.

 

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