Baby It’s Cold Outside
There are moments of sobering truth that overwhelm our belief in our own significance. And sometimes we are present enough to recognize them. To see the world as the brutal and awesome force that it is, and the limits of our ability to effect it. To know that the world ticks off eons as seconds, and shrugs off our lifetime like a wisp of wind.
It is humbling to accept this for ourselves; it is eviscerating to see this force looming over one we love. As a husband, nothing is harder than to see Andra staring down a melting glacier, a blast of Antarctic cold slapping her in the face. The urge to protect rises in even the most liberated man, regardless the one-sidedness of the bout.
It is a challenge to trust that love is the strongest shield and faith the sharpest sword.