Despite cold winds and freezing temperatures, a walk along the salt marsh in the early morning is still a worthwhile undertaking. The play of light on ice and water is fascinating to observe.
Even the frost on the bridge sparkles in the sunlight. No surface seems immune to the effects of the intense cold.
Marsh grass is covered in ice where water has splashed up repeatedly along the trail at high tide. Layers of ice form a coating that’s several times larger than the blade of grass hidden within.
However, repeated doses of light make even the thickest frozen masses prone to melting once temperatures warm. These large chunks might take a little longer, but eventually, they’ll melt too. Warmer temperatures are forecast for the days ahead. Even if the skies are clouded and overcast, the rays will somehow find a way to make light of all this ice.
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
~ Albert Schweitzer