A little over a year ago I began this blog. And now that a year has passed I do believe that this will be the last post. What I wrote formed a kind of almanac of sorts--a collection of reflections on my environment, on the changing of the seasons, on books I had read, and on news items that concerned me. As winter is beginning to abate and the coming of spring seems like a very real possibility, so it is time to bring this to a close.
In February I wrote of the winter, of its fierce cold: "I suspect I'm not the only wondering, Can I stand it much longer?" The answer, for all of us, is, of course, yes, we stood it. We faced it. And here we are, on the verge of spring once more. In Norway House there is still a lot of snow on the ground and the river is still frozen solid, but the other day I saw a crow by my house--and that's a sign of spring in this part of the world. Soon, too, the eagles will return.
And so we end with a return: of crows, eagles, spring, new life.