My view of the world through words & photos
And so the snow begins to fall – again.
My first thoughts are of frustration and sadness. So tired of snow and ice and sleet and gray. So tired of bundling up just to get the newspaper or the mail. So tired of getting in a cold car and not being satisfied with how quickly the heater works.
Then I actually look at the snow fall. watching the wind blow the snowflakes around the sky and down onto all the neighborhood lawns. Unlike rain which has a steady beat that lulls me to sleep, or severe winds that creep into my spine and deny me a good night’s sleep, the snow fall has no sound. It varies from a rapid, rain-like descent, to a meandering, graceful downward dance . I can quickly get lost in time watching it fall, and fall, and fall.
I am so grateful to have a warm home from which to view this latest snow fall. It’s helpful to know that while they are not both in this house at this time, they are both safe and warm. I’m very glad I am able to be home and not out on the road battling the traffic and challenges of travel in the snow.
I pray for the first responders and road crews who are also very weary of this weather and all the resulting challenges they must deal with each time it snows. May they do their work, keep us safe and return home in one piece.
I also pray for those who have no home and no job. I can’t imagine what they must be facing especially at this time. I know how quickly the cold invades my car when I turn it off to save gas while waiting to pick up one of the kids – and that’s after only a few minutes. Living on the streets, or in a car, means not being able to escape from the cold. May they find shelter from this storm. If pride or fear are keeping them from asking for help, may they move past those emotions and understand that it takes great strength to ask for and accept assistance.