i was really, really happy when it started snowing. not only was this softly falling snow beautiful, but it placed me back in time. although listing toward spring, it is, actually, mostly still winter. it is march. it is wisconsin.
time is warping and it is difficult to remember what day it is, nonetheless what month it is. the stress of worry, of deep concern for our children, our families, our friends, of social distancing and isolation, of working remotely – all of it has taken us out of time.
although there were many negative social media comments about it snowing, i was grateful. we went out and walked in it.
snows are different. there’s the light snow that blows across the sidewalk as you walk. there’s the heavy snow that invites you to make snowballs and greet snowmen as you pass them in the neighborhood. and then there is this – the magical snow that feels and looks like stars falling from the sky. we walked in quiet, mostly.
march. wisconsin. winter poised on the birth of spring. snow. it grounded us back into right now. we believe all things will come. in time. we are all marking time. one day we will sit in the warm sun. one day this worry will lessen.
in the meanwhile, i say let it snow.