The weather is very changeable today.  We woke up and it was wet with rain, and as the day wore on, that rain turned to sleet, and, briefly, snow.  Intermittently, behind a cover of grey cloud, the sun in poking through.  In those instants, the world feels different, almost as if the whole sensation of being is lighter.  Now a wind has picked up, blowing in from the East.  Gusts are howling down the chimney and – just as I write – a 2 second burst of brilliant Sun.  We long for that warmth on our bodies, a journey out of the quotidien.