On My Walk Today....
...I kept looking at the weeds and flowers and green things that were growing in the cracks of the sidewalk. Sometimes it was just a blade of grass, a random dandelion. In our winding brick path, many things have inserted themselves in the scant soil and eensy spaces between the bricks. Perseverance. Right? Sometimes you see photographs of trees growing out of the side of a steep hill or mountain, one lone tree gripping with all its roots to the side of a mountain. Tenacity. Right? Nature. Nature just keeps going. We mess it up, it changes, we keep messing, it keeps changing. Nature wins. Because it's inexorable, right? Thank goodness! (I'll admit, this all sounded better in my head, but somehow, today it's coming out of my fingers kind of wonky - what is that disconnect? It's kind of frustrating when that happens, but I know it happens to everybody. Especially when I want to draw something! It never comes out of my hand like I see it in my head! What's up with that?)
As I'm writing, I'm looking out my window at my neighbors' beautiful pink dogwood that's in full bloom and reaches over the lovely wooden fence between us. Oh, golly, its so pink and fresh and innocent-looking. I love staring at it, and it's especially great watching the shifting sky behind it. This time of year - glorious! My partner is from California and though he's been in the Midwest longer than he hasn't, he's still not happy with the Midwestern springs. We were just talking about it and he said that April is gloomy, and I said, "Oh, but all the trees are blooming in April! And the spring flowers are in full glory! Oh! All the birds singing, migrating! And I saw my first butterfly of the season in April! April is a beautiful month! And we were born in April (we both were!) and I think it's the sunniest month!" Without hesitation, he said, "And bunnies!" He's awesome :-)
Today, I hope you persevere. Have the tenacity you need to do what you wish. Find beauty in unexpected things. Love hard. Laugh till it hurts. And bunnies!
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