This has been a most difficult winter. Wet heavy snowflakes have captured the branches and pulled them down.
On my block there was a telephone pole cracked in half with dangerous wires dancing in the winds.
All lights snuffed out …returned to blackness…”not-knowing” in the air for all to breathe.
These times throw us into chaos, wondering if life will ever be familiar again.
I find my mind reaching out to connect. I freeze and worry with everyone, hope and fear with everyone. What my Buddhist practice has offered me is a way to embrace each of these moments within a barely perceptible smile.
The lights have finally come back on…as did the water and the heat.
Life has returned to its routine, but I linger in silence, nursing recent memories, while watching the snow so lightly fall.