Room for Snow

“We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.”
—Pema Chödrön

47 thoughts on “Room for Snow”

  1. Hello dear Laurie! Thank you for introducing me to Pema Chodron. XO

      1. Temperature is going down steadily but hope it doesn’t snow 🙂
        My tulips may not stand such cold temperature and they are about to bloom.

  2. It ‘snowed’ here in lower Michigan too…but really it was just flakes in the air…in fact, it’s snowing right now, with wind, so it’s snowing sideways, still not likely to have accumulation as it’s almost 40. Well it was. Wonder if it’s colder now. Should go check. Windy so the wind chill is in the 20s. Just took the sheets off of all my perennials and will have to put them back on this afternoon for tonight. The orioles are frantically eating, haven’t seen my hummingbird today. I wish it would get warm! I think the Upper Peninsula of Michigan got similar snow to what you got. I think we all need a break!

  3. Great quote, and photo of your ‘poor man’s fertilizer.’ 😉
    It is still flurrying here and SO windy! Glad I didn’t put my winter things away yet.

  4. I had to look twice to see if this was a previous post (from February or March) that I had missed. If it is any consolation, the snow does look beautiful in your photos! 😀

  5. I heard from relatives back east that the polar vortex was creating mischief. It was 87 here yesterday, and about 85 here today. It is supposed to start raining again on Monday.

  6. And I was shocked to see frost in the forecast for next week! How ddoes anyone manage to grow anything where you are – the summe is so short! Love the poem.

    1. Somehow we do! In the 1880s, Maine was considered the breadbasket of New England. But it’s all in the timing, and we depend on crops that don’t need long stretches of warm weather.

  7. We’ve just had snow showers here too. Hope you’re keeping safe and warm xxx

  8. Wise words. How did it come to be that western culture adopted a millenialist view of history? It’s rooted in Christianity and Judaism, I suppose. Both end with some version of a final paradise on earth.

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