All day today, I stared at the green landscape surrounding my home. The trees, the rolling hills, the asphalt. I listened to the sounds of the day pass by – the hum of traffic, the murmur of voices as people greeted each other in the halls at church.
Then we came home. We closed the door to the outside world and hunkered down in order to stay safe from the incoming snow storm.
In so many ways this is just like an episode of Postpartum.
If only we could see it coming and hunker down to stay safe and healthy.
If only the outside world wouldn’t throw a blanket over the mess of it all.
If only we wouldn’t forget what real life looks like after it has been covered up.
If only we could remember that the world is beautiful even if it’s not covered with a white blanket.
If only we didn’t let that white blanket weigh us down.
If only we didn’t let that white blanket break us.
If only we could shake it off, free ourselves from the falling chaos.
But sometimes we must break.
Sometimes we need to be covered up.
Sometimes we need to rest.
Sometimes in order to grow strong, we too, must break.
Only then will we recognize the strength which lies deep within us as we slowly wake up.
Only then will we be able to finally shake that frozen white blanket from our hearts and minds.
Then…. we will be free.