Snow storms should happen worldwide and an epic one should happen at least every five years – why? I think that the biggest problem with most of humanity has come about because they ignore nature.
We run full speed year around. We don’t take time to hibernate, to feed our roots, regenerate our souls, and re-bud in the spring any more – we have become like mountain sides exposed to the elements all year long and just erode, then we wonder why our knees hurt, our children are killing each other, and our government has taken over even the most basic of natural behavior in the line of taking care of our kids. It isn’t brain surgery – it’s nature.
Most people have become so disconnected from it that they look to governments to ‘take care’ of everyone instead of their neighbors. Last night a wall of snow came down and a double door in someone’s house broke open and the snow just kept pushing in. There was a frantic Facebook post out there that someone from some emergency crew needed to make their way to that family. Why? So the door blew off and there was snow in the house.
#1 The snow created a new door – no wind was getting in. Grab the important stuff out of the room, shut the doors off to that room, and go to bed – the chances of the whole house being filled like a tsunami of snow is highly unlikely.
#2 They live in a community – call your neighbor, not 911! Really no one is going to die in this situation; it is not an emergency. If they really NEEDED to get out of the house and they had relationships with their neighbors wouldn’t it make sense that the neighbors would help them?
#3 Relationships – I remember the first winter I was in Eastern NY and we got hit with a Nor’easter (another huge type of snowstorm that is actually a typhoon in the winter that reaches up into the Adirondack Mountains and beyond.) The next day we had over 7 ft. drifts. Everyone shoveled from their door stops out and guess what happened – we got to know each other – by the time the next storm hit we all worked together, had a snowball fight, built snowmen, and then warmed up with beverages and pasta– together– we became a community instead of just a neighborhood. That is what winter can do if you let nature run its course.
People in Missouri are gearing up to deal with another round of riots over the shooting of a young man by a cop. Who cares what ‘color’ either was…it shouldn’t have happened end of story. The young man shouldn’t have robbed a store, the cop shouldn’t have killed the kid when he could have shot the kid in the leg if he really was threatened. The truth of the matter is that they need an epic winter storm right now so that everyone has to just stay home and learn how to love the people they are near. Then instead of burning down gas stations, having police in riot gear, and everyone wanting the government to ‘do something’ maybe – just maybe – with a little calm time to think things through some positive movement could be made. Some communities might be formed to help kids do better in school, some moms might bond together to create a support network for afterschool hours supervision for their neighborhood. Some men might get a clue and realize that they need to put down their guns and fists and pick up their baby and rock them to sleep at night. They need an epic winter storm.
If any doors should be blown in by a wall of snow and a snow tsunami take out some buildings it should happen to all the government buildings in Washington, D.C. and each state’s capitol. Maybe these people we call ‘leaders’ would go home and find out what living a normal life looks like– they might just be able to represent the real people of America if they had to live among them instead of their bubble of money and influence in some ‘hallowed hall’. Thomas Jefferson had to deal with his share of epic snow storms in his real life– have any of the last four American Presidents ever shoveled snow? Not much snow gets moved with a silver spoon. –Lisa Ann Krutzik