Back to normal

The snow has melted away and everywhere looks a bit battered but is recovering quickly. The birds are happy again and wonderful to watch. I have a tiny wren who comes to visit as well as a chaffinch and the usual blue tits. It will be interesting to see what other species arrive.

The wind is blowing hard too, blowing away all the negative energies left by frustrated motorists and people like me who could not get out without the help of others during the heavy snow. It is at times like this when snow is on the ground and it is icy cold, that we need others to help. Community spirit is sadly lacking in many places but comes together whenever there is some kind of catastrophe. This is good but we should not need a catastrophe before we work together as a community. The old extended family system has long gone and friends now make up this system. Without them we can be stuck inside with no one to talk to. Telephones and chat on sites like Facebook are no real substitute for face to face contact. Do you look out for vulnerable people, not just during the winter but all through the year? Caring about others is part of the way I see my druid path especially now that I am older and can appreciate the difficulties that older people have. In some areas there are befriending groups and this is a good idea. What can you do to help the vulnerable ones amongst you?


2 thoughts on “Back to normal

  1. I agree with this. I hate how people donate most to charities around Christmas time, when charities hurt the least around that time. The other 11 months of the year, these same charities have trouble making ends meet. Generosity is something to be shared all year long, not just during the holidays or times of catastrophe.


  2. Getting back to normal here too and how right you are about being restricted by the weather – it’s not so long ago that I laughed at my mum when she moaned about the snow and ice, now I entirely sympathise – but back then, I wouldn’t have rejoiced when the snow melted, now I feel positively elated and seeing little shoots of snowdrops already popping up has made my morning. Funny how our perspectives change over time.

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