"The wind shows us how close to the edge we are."
~ Joan Didion ~
The wind is an interesting phenomenon. A gentle breeze on a summer day is a tonic and a balm, and a strong gusty wind on a stormy day can be invigorating and exciting and empowering. But wind that won't stop and just blows and blows and blows all the time feels punishing, and, in some places, across some plains, can even drive a person mad.
It's a question of just enough and not too much, I suppose, and the blessing of balance, and the need that we have for stillness whether we recognize it or not.
I learn about myself through Nature.