|All photographs in this post are taken by Iztok Medja. You can see other breathtaking photos from this frightful event in its intended beauty on his own blog|
It will be a month since Slovenia had been struck by a winter storm, heavy with icy snow, and many Slovenians are still dealing with the consequences, although spring flowers are already in full bloom. I have a spooky feeling whenever I go for a run in the woods, which are so damaged that you could almost see through them. I still can't completely shake off the premonition that a branch of a tree or an electric cable is going to fall on my head - but it sure helps to pump up the adrenaline. :)
During and after the weeklong storm, numerous Slovenian cities didn't have electricity. My village had been without it for four days, which is pretty hard to imagine in the 21st century. My family was lucky enough to crash at friends who received electricity for at least several hours a day. It would be a catastrophe otherwise because we run EVERYTHING on electricity, even heating!
|There is not much left of the trees (but lots of "free" wood for gipsies :))|
When the storm began, my boyfriend was staying at his family's holiday house and he couldn't get away for a few days, because there was so much snow he literally got trapped. He sure had a lot of time to meditate. :) And I think that it was quite a meditative experience for many of us, because we where forced to slow down and unplug.Was winter so fierce in your country/state too?
|We miraculously found time to nurture relationships or deeply emerge into our own thoughts|