Here are some captured moments from the last Empirical Opera Ice Skating Field Trip…               and corresponding thoughts for inspiration.

Style is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.” – Robert Frost

Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter.” – James Fenimore Cooper

All finite things reveal infinitude: The mountain with its singular bright shade Like the blue shine on freshly frozen snow, The after–light upon ice–burdened pines; Odor of basswood upon a mountain slope, A scene beloved of bees; Silence of water above a sunken tree: The pure serene of memory of one man,— A ripple widening from a single stone Winding around the waters of the world.” – Theodore Roethke

Love is like racing across the frozen tundra on a snowmobile which flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice-weasels come.” – Matt Groening

Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Our winter excursions have been lovely, invigorating & community building thus far.                    Please do join us this Thursday for skating….we would love to see you there!