Winds of change are blowing. After growing up in Montana, I never thought that I would be appreciative of the wind. But, the winds started blowing yesterday! The air in the city had been so stagnant that is was nice and refreshing to have a nice breeze. It is a cold wind but a welcome one.
With the winds come change. Winter school is over! We are back to our normal teaching schedule. All we have to do now is prepare for the new school year (starting in March). The added stress of the winter school schedule seems to have lifted.
Throughout the world winds have always held significance. Mary Poppins always floated in on a new wind. The Santa Anas or Red Winds carry powerful superstition with which anything can happen. El Nino winds have been blamed for any number of weather anomalies. Trade winds blew early explorers around the globe in search of riches. Yahweh, the name of God has been translated to breath of God and in Hebrew was even used as a substitute for the word wind. Feel comfort that when wind blows, God is with you.
For good or bad, winds bring change.