Photos by Nancy Bauer, OSB
Author: Dolores Super, OSB
Winter is upon us. To children, this means a new surprise with each snowfall—snowballs, angels in the snow. To adults, it does not always bode as well—a fear of being caught in a storm or spending hours shoveling. If we let winter have its way, we’ll find the quiet of nature calling us to do needed inner work. Words on winter’s wisdom abound: “Everything is equal in the snow: all lawns, all streets, all rooftops, all cars. Everything is white, white, white….Snow…is a great leveler” (Adrienne Ivey). “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together” (Vesta M. Kelly). “Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it” (Johann von Goethe), What is your winter wisdom?