Letters Home #24 💌
Writing from: Banff, Alberta
Dear Ones —
It’s Summer, then Spring, then Winter, then Summer again. The weather in the Rockies has been wild with heavy snowfall the day before the Solstice and now a brilliant blue sky with the promise it’ll stay nice all day.
Mountain dwellers have learned how to live with four seasons in one. As the local joke goes: If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.
I’m not telling you this to talk about the weather (as if I’ve met you on the sidewalk somewhere and I’m struggling to find something to talk about). No, the weather is a teacher, my friends. Around these parts, it’s a daily reminder that Life is a wild ride through many climates, sometimes within a day. We can be blindsided at times and knocked off our feet. We can be met with the most beautiful moment — a sunrise, a rainbow, an owl in a tree — before we get a phone call that changes everything.
Some days we’re riding the wave up and other days it is crashing beneath us.
There are times I simply stand in awe at the forces b…
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