Winter is over
Snow is melting, snow is falling,
snow is melting, crystals are transforming.
Snow is cold, oh starry night.
Light of sun and absence of light
affect the cover of the land.
Wind is blowing,
bringing streams of warmth.
Clouds are veiling earth,
snow is now not freezing
snow is melting.
Molten snow is freezing during starry nights
and melting again in the morning sun.
The sun is growing stronger day by day,
and ice is breaking up –
small movements everywhere.
Ice gives way to its liquid state of water,
uniting itself with itself.
Snow evaporates or melts
and another cover returns to the barren land.
First, flowers, some greens.
More greens grow
till all the land is green again
and the cold is heading down south far away.
Some winter associations in A Course in Miracles:
From the section For They Have Come:
“What hatred has released to love becomes the brightest light in Heaven’s radiance. And all the lights in Heaven brighter grow in gratitude for what has been restored. Around you angels hover lovingly, to keep away all darkened thoughts of sin, and KEEP the light where it has entered in. Your footprints lighten up the world, for where you walk forgiveness goes with you. No-one on earth but offers thanks to one who has restored his home, and sheltered him from bitter winter and the freezing cold. And shall the Lord of Heaven and His Son give LESS in gratitude for so much MORE?”
From the section Obstacles to Peace – The Desire to Get Rid of It
“How mighty can a little feather be, before the great wings of truth? Can it oppose an eagle’s flight, or hinder the advance of summer? Can it interfere with the EFFECTS of summer’s sun upon a garden covered by the snow? See but how easily this little wisp is lifted up and carried away, never to return. And part with it in gladness, not regret. For it is nothing in itself, and STOOD FOR nothing when you had greater faith in its protection. Would you not rather greet the summer sun, than fix your gaze upon a disappearing snowflake, and shiver in remembrance of the winter’s cold?”
“Would you not rather greet the summer sun, than fix your gaze upon a disappearing snowflake, and shiver in remembrance of the winter’s cold?” This is such an incredible sentence, absolutely fitting for our times. Winter is over, of that we can be sure. But still we are faced with its remnants. So we have a choice: To gaze upon a disappearing ice floe or just a disappearing snowflake and shiver remembering the winter’s cold, or greet the new, the warmth and joy of summer. The choice is yours, and your choice will bring results accordingly.