We live in this culture where complex problems are resolved in a one-hour TV show, most of our needs can be met instantly, and everything is on-demand.
Some months back, I was on the phone with an acquaintance. She was very angry about something that had happened to her. In a split second, as I challenged her, her angry turned on me. I normally consider myself a calm person, but at that moment when she attacked, I felt my blood boil – I was furious! I couldn’t think straight. All I wanted to do was respond venomously and then hang up the phone.
I’ve been feeling a desperate need to have this winter over. I am tired of looking at the same landscape. I have a deep desire for warmth and colour. I realize I can’t use my super mind powers to speed up the departure of winter (or of the pandemic for that matter), but perhaps creativity is all that is needed to temporarily ease things.