Clouds that appear soft, full with none of the
dark terror a coming thunderstorm brings
have moved over the land throughout the night.
The rising sun is dimmed by the blanket
of clouds covering the earth. As the
population begins to stir, the clouds
begin to release their contents. Softly
falling snowflakes drift down through the chill winter
air to settle on the frozen ground. Snow
accumulation mounts to make the ground
mirror the sky. Two blankets of white, one
above and one below, greet those who look
outside to the muted sunlight. Stepping
outside, the world feels muffled, the snow
surpressing all sound. Unbroken, the snow
presents a serene sight, providing peace
to those who witness the blanket before
daily activities disturb its beauty.
As unwelcome as the snow may be to
some, the serene beauty inspires unrivaled
peace, if only for a few moments.
Nature’s gift is fleeting and those who notice
the beauty reap the benefits. Feeling
peaceful, take it through your day, swaddled as
you are by the blankets of white covering
the earth and sky on this special winter’s day.