So here I am huddled up in my warm home appreciative of all I have. Outside rages a cold winter storm, the roads are all closed and no one ventures out to do the daily chores. Winter snow is beautiful, soft white pillows slowly form on everything, covering up the over used grime of the world. All life is forced to slow down take a breath and contemplate the now of being. It is good that we are given this gift of snow, it's light brightens up the otherwise gloomy darkness of a Northwest winter and light seems to win out over the cold, damp and dark.