Friday, February 03, 2023

Shelter from the storm

From the inside out
London, ON
February 2023
This photo originally shared on Instagram

It’s a batten-down-the-hatches kind of day, where we stay indoors and stare out the window at the raging storm outside.

Bonus points if we have something warm and comforting in our hands as the snow redraws the landscape.

Those two words stick stubbornly in my mind: warm and comforting. I have the luxury of both, of pulling on another layer of flannel and pausing to take in the frameworthy scene playing out on the other side of the glass.

Not everyone shares such luxury. Not everyone is able to separate themselves from the weather with a pane of glass. Not everyone has a home. Not everyone gets to choose how to weather the storm.

I’m not going to solve any of it with a mug in one hand and a camera in the other. There are no easy answers to a crisis that’s been playing out since the beginning of time, and is worsening in this era of plenty because society doesn’t deem it important enough to try harder to solve.

But I’ll start by at least recognizing my privilege. And acknowledging those who navigate all that life throws at them without the benefit of shelter.

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