Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It is Important to Remember . . .

. . . . that at times like right now, when yet another ground blizzard is howling just on the other side of a window, shooting wet snow sideways at 70 MPH, burying the cars, drifting in the driveway, and in an ironic act of vengeance burying the new snowblower . . . .

. . . . that snow is intrinsically beautiful. I need to clear my mind of worry - how will I get to work in the morning, how will I get Goldfish to work, how will I respond if there is an ambulance or fire call tonight in the midst of the madness . . . .

. . . . and I need to look ahead to when the wind dies down, the sun comes out, and the eagles take baths in the river. I need to stop trying to control and shape my environment, just for one night, and to relax and do my best. I need to bundle up and walk the dog then snuggle in for the night, filled with wonder at nature's violence. Tomorrow is another day, a beautiful day, and things are going to be okay . . . .

5 comments:

Bren said...

Ah, wisdom does come with age little brother. Still trying to help God out with the weather?! His strength is amazing, isn't it?

Beautiful pictures! Snow does add a magical icing to a beautiful world.
love ya

Margrita said...

Wow the pictures are unreal I can;t imagine how the wind sounds and how big the snow drifts are. Wishing you a non emergency night.

each day an adventure in alaska said...

ran into your blog. loved all the fun winter pictures. took the ferry out from kodiak in july. loved dutch/unalaska! thanks for the pictures and tidbits...you live in an amazing place!

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

The further away from DC you are, yes, the more "okay" it will be, also.

Again, GREAT photos!

Keep 'em coming.

BZ

Lori said...

Amazingly beautiful! The 2nd picture is awesome - looks clean, fresh and so bright. And yes, after a day like today, tomorrow is a new day and hopefully a much better/brighter day. Thanks for your words of wisdom - I really needed it today.