Love, the driving force: a journey of discernment

Chronicling my formation with the Loretto Sisters (IBVM)

drifting beauty

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It has been snowing, off and on, this weekend. The first real snowfall of winter in Toronto. It’s finally really cold. -15C, feeling like -25C with the windchill. I’ve been waiting for this weather to feel as though winter is properly here. When I lived in Calgary, and then in Ottawa, winter was a real presence, showing up sometimes too early in the fall, and often staying past its welcome. But I always enjoyed the cold, even when I complained about it; its sharpness and chill make me feel more alive and invigorated than summer heat.

Living downtown we don’t get much snow. It falls and doesn’t stick around for long. So this morning I went up to our roof with delight, desiring to photograph the snow while it was still fresh and clean and white. I wanted to try to capture something of the frost-bitten rooftops of the university campus that I view from my window. When I downloaded the photos to my laptop, I was taken aback. So busy looking at the snow, wanting to see if my camera could capture its crystalline essence, that I didn’t look above and notice the dramatic beauty of the dazzling blue sky and drifting clouds. How often do I miss the beauty that fills each day?

 

 

4 thoughts on “drifting beauty

  1. Thanks Sarah for reminding us about the beauty of our seasons, especially Winter.

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  2. Thank you Sarah, I have been so amazed by your spectacular insight as we journey with you. Jackie Rosemin

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  3. Sarah, thank you for sharing your reflection and roof photos on the beauty of winter. I just finished reading your blogs from 2018 which I had missed. Your account of your journey is both moving and encouraging. The importance of friendships cannot be underestimated!
    Blessings of this New Year for you and your studies and ministry. ❣️ Rita Mary

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  4. Beautiful skies and snow-laden buildings…

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