Yesterday it snowed all day and once the sun was up (a phenomenon known only because the weather folks said it was), the light never changed. It stayed the same dull light all day while the snow came and came. My friend Dave Pierce helped me with the word I needed: it was disconcerting to look out and have nothing change, not the light, not the snow.
It snowed all night and is still snowing this morning. However . . . a few minutes ago, the light changed. It got lighter. The snow is still falling, the wind is still blowing. And it is just a little lighter. That does so much for attitude and possibilities. We have turned off the dining room lights because just a little lighter made the room ok. Lighter becomes a wee bit of hope in the middle of a storm. There’s a sermon in there somewhere.