“The Sky Is Low, the Clouds Are Mean”

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“The Sky Is Low, the Clouds Are Mean” – 9 March 2007

The first day of spring is only twelve days away, but it’s been bitter cold here lately – zero degrees Fahrenheit this morning; and the howling wind makes it feel even colder. (But winter is still my favorite season!J)

Here’s an Emily Dickinson poem that reflects the weather we’re having:

The Sky Is Low, the Clouds Are Mean
By Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

The sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go.

A narrow wind complains all day
How some one treated him;
Nature, like us, is sometimes caught
Without her diadem.

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
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No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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