Monday, April 8, 2013

Hope Springs Eternal

  "The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring."
-Bern Williams

Well, Spring is finally making its way to the Northeast.  It has been a very long winter and I am thrilled to see Mother Nature doing her job and forcing new growth to transform the dull, brown winter dregs to the softly colored inspirational peeks that only Spring can provide! 

When we think of Springtime, we automatically believe the best is yet to come.  We are hopeful. There is a powerful force at play here.  We believe that the blue sky will always be there when we look up.  Sure, the clouds will come, and with them the rains, and if we are lucky, a rainbow will grace us with its own gift of beauty and wonder... but the sky remains all around us, blue or not.

"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems."
Rainer Maria Rilke

 Spring helps us to see the good in people.  For when the daylight hours are extended, people are more cheerful. They find hope in their own meanderings wherever they may lead.  Perhaps one may be inclined to perform a simple random act of kindness, prompted by a gentle smile or a kind word from a friend.  Or better yet, from a stranger.  Stranger things have happened...

As for me, this Spring is providing me with a rejuvenation or a reawakening of spirit that has gone through a tumultuous turn of events these past couple months. For a truth has come to light, and while I have been in some sort of denial of this "bigger than life" truth, it continues to gnaw at the very essence of my soul.   

It is simply new found knowledge that I must seek to find a purpose for.  For even though it is not something I can act on, and even though this new found knowledge really changes nothing at all, it has affected me in such a way that my only choice is to try to extract something positive from it.  Perhaps the brighter days of Springtime will reveal a brighter purpose or meaning for me.

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when 
there's no help in truth!
-SOPHOCLES, Oedipus Rex


  1. i am sorry to hear that you are having a difficult time . . . to have one's "soul gnawed at" is no small thing. may time and the spring season bring you peace.

    the photos that you have included of the crocus are beautiful. a purple carpet of them~!


  2. I hope that spring means renewal and growth for you as well, my friend. Beautiful captures of spring today.

  3. Hugs to you. Lovely spring shots.