“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
– Paul Coelho
Tulips with rosy faces in gardens blush –
Their petals color the landscape like nature’s paintbrush.
Thundering Spring clouds,
herald the ancient call to till the rows –
As farmers pray for ploughs
And for rain from heaven’s windows.
As if in response, sudden Spring showers,
water brooks and streams and flowers.
All nature stand in awe of one of the world’s greatest kindness –
The Earth awakening from self-imposed darkness.
Ah! Spring, your gifts are plenty:
Food to refresh the body,
Balconies of blooms for the soul’s delight,
And, your silent splendor
reminds us that,
at least once every year,
we receive the beauty that we Hope for.
We are not what we appear.
No matter what you may otherwise hear.
He created you and I to live in eternity,
In the image of His own immortality.
“What … is instant? Nothing is instant. Instant rice takes five minutes, instant pudding an hour. I doubt that an instant of blinding pain feels particularly instantaneous.”
― John Green
“You can never plan the future by the past.”
— Edmund Burke
“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”
― Shannon L. Alder
“Words will never oxidize”
― Mary Flanagan
The coming of Spring as you know –
Teaches many things:
such as the magical gift of letting go.
For, after all,
who among us sits at their front door,
steadfast in a heart longing full of Spring dreams –
awaiting its glorious golden gleams,
beckons waning Winter to come back in?
“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”
“Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.”
― Lao Tzu