Sunday, February 5, 2017

Impatient For A Better World

"They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds." This Mexican proverb, possibly rooted in writings by Greek poet Dinos Christianopoulos, expresses how some things in life simply cannot be repressed.

Vigils for innocent men murdered at a Quebec City mosque, women's marches and spontaneous peaceful protests show how ordinary people are sowing seeds of compassion.

When people rise up and resist hatred, hopeful outcomes feel possible and signs of spring fill the air.

Unsettled thoughts escape into backyard gardens post the bitter political season nearby that made winter seem endless. Now it's time for new buds to break through the ground.

The camellia (first photo, top) bloomed throughout fall and winter but most flowers vanished like the snowdrop (left) to suddenly reappear.

Even this firmly planted rock is heralding spring.

Plumes of pampas grass (above) produced the seeds that breezes blow. Seeds fly and float and land in nurturing places. Free from boundaries and whisked along on their haphazard journey they could flower anywhere.

The first plants to arrive are usually the impatients (above). Their eagerness for better weather pales in comparison to our eagerness for a gentler kinder world. As usual ... a few steps backward before going forward again.

The iris (below) was quietly coming alive when it was hit by a surprise snowfall this weekend. Winter CAN fool you but spring will not be denied.


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