Sunday, November 21, 2010

An altered reality

Not that long ago the road between my home and my parents was a bustling frenzy of harvesting and hauling. Today it looks like a different world; the trees bare, the fields stripped empty, and everything in between frozen, colorless and bleak.

And yet...it isn't a dead, desolate landscape. Instead, it is dormant; promising that after the muffling blanket of snow has come and gone there will be a new generation of vibrant growth and colors to delight the eye. This expectation of the future allows us to see the present as the severe beauty it is.

1 comment:

Tanya Walton said...

I hate this time of year...I know that spring will soon arrive with the re-birth of life but to see everything so desolate always makes me melancholy!