connection, winter

The snow connection

the snow connection - must love crows
Full disclosure: this picture is from last year. ;)

I quite like the snow.

My hubby is not much of a fan, mainly because its presence coincides with shoveling our dangerously steep driveway at 5 am and then driving on slippery roads all day for work.

I have the same qualms about it that he does. When it’s still dark out and the driveway has a fresh coat of fluff, the west coast winter version of the Schroedinger’s cat principle dances in my head (is there ice under that layer of snow, or not?) It takes nerves of steel and some serious shovel elbow to just leave the house at times.

But it’s not all bad. There’s something about how snow makes the world feel smaller that makes me feel comfortable and safe.

It muffles voices and draws the mountains in. Everything feels closer and more intimate. I feel more connected to people and the world in general.

And when it snows we’re all so much more connected to our humanity.

Life becomes simpler – it’s about our shared quest for survival. People are more generous and considerate. They’re helping other people out (shout out to our neighbor Leo for snow-blowing our driveway) and leaning on their snow shovels, talking to their neighbors.

They’re connecting to each other, and that’s a beautiful thing to see.

You can sense the shared connection to a simpler way of being when it snows. All that matters is staying warm and safe.

While I often dream of summertime and the tropics, as the years pass I become more and more enamored with the seasons, and what they each bring with them.

Particularly when winter offers up a “can you believe it!?” snowfall in early November on Vancouver Island.

(PS: shout out to my momma who is basking in the Hawaiian sun as we speak. Your timing was impeccable as per usual. xoxo)

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Andrea Scoretz, aka, “Must Love Crows” is a health and wellness blogger from Vancouver Island who is passionate about using storytelling as a means to heal. She is committed to mental and physical healing and fascinated by how those processes are related.

Which is why Must Love Crows was created – as an outlet to use her love for writing and her drive to heal herself to help others. She shares stories and insights not only on the blog but on Medium and on the Huffington Post. Her writing has been featured in magazines, on various websites via guest posts, and she is a featured author in the recently released book, “Just Words Volume 1” which can be found on Amazon.

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