Too Heavy

In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place. ~ Susan Taylor

The snow was so heavy

we marched on

the tulip tree was full of snowy cup cakes

tiny branches sparkled in the sun

bigger branches leaned and arched to the ground.

Our first storm of the season brought about 8″ of heavy wet snow that sent many trees to the ground ( see why here ). It’s been a week and some are still bent and slowly trying to upright themselves… unfortunately many could not take the weight and broke.

The storm destruction reminds me of how topsy-turvy the world feels, lately so many things are out of whack and falling apart.

I think it’s fascinating that technology / transparency is bringing about more awareness, but there are times I’m not sure what to do with all the information. It seems that each time I turn on the computer or television, I’m confronted with a new story of tyranny being uprooted, greed and lies are being exposed. ‘Old’ ways seem to be collapsing, things once hidden are being revealed. It’s a mess and all this upheaval is shocking and hard to accept or fathom sometimes.

This topic feels too heavy to write intelligently about yet here I am attempting to say something? I’m so curious about all the energy that is swirling around, changing, crashing… perhaps creating a path for new ways?

Some how I feel lucky to be living at such an exciting time full of strange opportunities, new ways of thinking, new ways of connecting and collaborating. I feel like I’m having my own personal revolution as I let old ways breakdown and fall away.

Any thoughts?

P.S. People like Pranav Mistry are the ones who give me so much faith that wonderful new ways will prevail.


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  1. #1 by Hilary on December 6, 2011 - 6:04 pm

    Heavy snow.. heavy topic. I love the snowy cupcakes and that beautiful puppy head.

  2. #2 by Susan D. on December 7, 2011 - 11:23 am

    Quite the metaphor for the heaviness in the world today…many systems are breaking down…and yet in the spring that which is broken down decays and nurtures that which survives with the new season. Maybe we are in for a long winter in our state of humanity and I have faith that eventually spring will arrive and we too will learn form the broken down systems and reach for the sun with new growth…as usual your photos are incredible, just as you are my beautiful friend….

  3. #3 by ZORRO on December 7, 2011 - 11:37 am

    Love the cupcakes!… wonderful words querida… Besos.

  4. #4 by pattisj on December 7, 2011 - 1:55 pm

    Lovely cold, icy photos. Those cupcakes are cute! The same snow that produces delicate cupcakes brings devastation to others. Such is life. Susan D. said it so well! Spring will come.

  5. #5 by Amy on December 8, 2011 - 8:04 am

    so heavy and so much to feel and yet the simplicity of the love of a dog ~ such purity and goodness, sunrise somehow changes the landscape, for me at least. your words and the feelings that come with them swirl around and sunny is there, the same sunny but changed too, looking wiser more than older, and yet still that same love

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