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March 1, 2009 by Blueberries For Me
You can see our yard! No snow! Well, except in the berms and in shadows. This has been a long winter and has made me reflect a lot on what winter really is.
It is a time of dying. A time of stagnation, a time of slowing down.
TIme for snow and snow angels and hot chocolate.
Early nights and late mornings.
Clouds and cold.
A time of doing without – no fresh vegetables, little sun.
This winter, more than any other, has seeped in. I have had cabin fever like none other. I can’t wait for sun and warmth, not just so I can get out of the house, but so my housemates can get out of the house as well! Sometimes it feels that if we all weren’t at the same place at the same time all the time, we would get along much better.
And its interesting because this is the time of year lent occurs. Where winter melts into spring. Where we take the time to recognize how dark precedes light. How the green of the earth must die in order to live again.
So it has been a long winter in Spokane. We’ve hit our 6 month mark, and trudged past. And now we’ll march on through to spring. (cheesy pun there, eh?)
Do something to change the world: Give up meat on Fridays, maybe all year long. If all Americans gave up meat one day a week, it would be the equivalent of taking 8 million cars off the road.