There is a privacy about winter
which no other season gives you....
In spring, summer and fall
people sort of have an open season on each other;
only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.
I know that so many have had more than enough of old man winter and his crazy ways. The snow falls this season seem to be one for the record books in so many cases. However I have found that such times offer a wonderful time for quiet and peace. A time to reflect on the ending of the cold and the warmth that is soon to come with the approaching spring.
Soon the warmer days will come and the small buds of green will peek through mother earth to emerge once again for yet another turn of the yearly wheel. We will soon forget the woe and grumbling we had in regards to the snow and all its bother.
Days will become longer and we will seek to find things to do to fill up the time with activity. We will no longer have enough time to silently sit and wonder about the questions and thoughts that circle our minds. We will be far too busy with the things that warmer weather and sunshine bring to us.
In the last few weeks of winter... take a few moments to enjoy the silence it brings. Take a few moments to think what it may be that he is trying to tell you as he covers the earth with his fluffy white blanket. There are so many times that nature tries diligently to tell us things, yet too often we do not listen. Even when we are put in a place where there is silence and no other activity can be done, we still do not open our ears to hear what may be being whispered to us ever so softly.