How snow reminds us to ‘act for life’…
Here in the north in my home country
Winter is a season of reflections and celebration.
The darkness falls early in the afternoon
and the stars are clearer and brighter
above us than any other time of the year.
In the frosty and sharp air
ice covers the naked crowns of our trees
with its beautiful white sparkle –
every first glance makes me smile to my core.
It’s a sparkle that amazes and spread wonder year after year.
The days where the sun is shining
it’s beautiful rays covers the heavenly clear and blue skies.
Lakes and streams sparkle frozen,
hard yet perfectly and appealing
as if Mother nature has shredded her diamonds.
While the low standing sun
shines its light and leaves us in awe and admiration
its rays also create long and deep shadows
and long winter nights that brings out
the forgotten sadness and confusion of our souls.
Winter depression is what we call it
this remarkable syndromeof the shadows
– yet when the snow flakes fall
and the ground turns from grey to white covered by a surface of innocence
we are taken back to our childhood.
Taken back to the young years
where only joy, wonder and laughter were a constant.
When we trusted life and the people around us
was there to protect us, teach us and guide us
in an unconditionally loving manor.
Let us recall that feeling
and start to build a life and a society
where love, trust and laughter guide us and protect us.
Where our actions are guided
from a deep sense of willingness and choice to ‘act for life’.
Let the snow flakes remind us
of the innocence and courage of our hearts.
Let us dare to care and having the courage
to be the treasures that make a difference
– creating a positive impact in the world.
by Christel Rosenkilde Christensen
with her best of energies