“Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.”
— Henry David Thoreau
As Austin, the state of Texas, and much of the country deal with unprecedented winter weather, the quote above gives me comfort.
Children and those lucky with power to keep their homes and loved ones warm are enjoying the beauty of the snow. Others are suffering from the devastation the storm has brought to the energy grid, homes, roads, people, animals, and land.
And through it all perhaps this time is “full of the divinity” as no one and no moment escapes “its fashioning hand.”
Friends are posting on social media how, even as they deal with cold homes, they’re keeping bird feeders full for the birds just as shocked by the weather here as we are. Others are sharing wisdom and tips for finding safe places to stay and how to best keep warm and fed. People are texting and calling to be sure we’re all okay. Kindness abounds.
Whatever your experience right now, may you find moments of the sure presence of the divine to keep your heart, mind, and body safe and warm.