We made it to March!
A friend posted on Facebook this morning, "Congratulations, you guys! We made it to March!" In some ways, the post felt random and nonsensical, but in other ways, it made perfect sense. The Winter season seems to inherently conflict with our modern lifestyles, and persisting in that conflict can be awkward and exhausting.
Shorter winter days fill many of our waking hours with darkness, and many of us don't slow down to meet the longer nights. We work from before dawn until after dusk. We constantly push the work of the day into the night and find ourselves run down and sick.
The longer days of March and the promise of Daylight Saving Time bring back the comfort of daytime -- the doing time. I feel peaceful when I think of the light and aliveness of Spring, but I also find myself curious to explore what I can learn from Winter.
Perhaps, it is captured in the beauty and peace of freshly fallen snow.