Sounds of Winter Thawing

Sometimes ice and sleet shut down the city of Austin for several weeks. People huddle inside of homes, children rejoice in breaks from no school and city workers race to winterize roads.  How well we embrace our down time and the opportunities to be idle relates to our ability to be mindful of our internal world and simply listen for the sound of that quiet trickle of life that always prevails no matter the season.  How well are you embracing down time and the ability to listen quietly to the sound of quietness?