Early Spring and hope is essential
For we are quarantined
Trying to avoid something we cannot see.
The flowerbeds begin to change
Showing new life. Memories and photos
Reveal what will be.
Be well. Stay safe. The joy will come.
There must be farmer or gardener DNA in my genes. I am always calmed in the presence of Spring as new growth emerges from the ground.
Take for example, the hardy hostas. They sprout up through the ground every year in dazzling greens and variations. Some are solid colored. Some have white edges with green in the middle of the leaf, and some are just the opposite, white with green edges. Such variety. They are just like people. We come in such a variety of colors and backgrounds, and when nurtured and allowed to grow, we flower for the benefit of others, for the community.
In the mornings, when the weather permits, I like to take my coffee outside to the edge of the garden. I listen to the birds, watch the sun rise, and revel in the growth of the garden. It is a peaceful place to start the day, and a reminder of the diversity of our world.
See you on the highway.