An avalanche is hurtling itself onto the northeast. It will arrive later today, creeping in with soft silent stealth. In New England, this storm is expected to compare to the blizzard of 1978. It could be historical in proportion. It could endanger lives.
Picture a crackling fire burning in a stone fireplace. A cozy chair sits at an angle in front of the fire. On the table beside the chair, under the glow of lamplight, can you see the balloon of warm brandy and the book of Emily Dickinson poetry? Maybe some homemade shortbread cookies on a delicate china plate will be at arm’s reach. Now look out the window, see the snow falling so fast, it looks like a lace curtain. Every snowflake is a master work of art.
How could something of such intense beauty cause such chaos?
Thanks to my friend Louise for both the beautiful background and the insert photos!