the edge of winter


It has been a particularly bad winter around Chicago.

This winter of 2013-2014 is challenging the winter of 1978-1979, which is the worst winter on record in terms of inches of snowfall and cold.

As the snow slowly melts away, all kinds of garbage, animal waste and debris slowly emerge from the edges of the piles of snow are are visible everywhere.

The landscape is pretty ugly.

However, as the temperature warms and the hours of daylight increase, the landscape changes as spring occurs.

People get out and pick up the garbage in their yards.

New growth occurs.  The grass finally turns green, flowers bloom again.

What kind of personal garbage have you collected over the winter?

Is your garbage physical, emotional or psychological?

Is one or more of its edges exposed?

Is it emerging now after being buried all winter?

What do you need to do to pick up your own exposed garbage and turn it into a growth experience?

Out There on the Edge of Everything…

Stephen Lesavich, PhD