The sun is shinning again after a very rainy and cold weekend. Although it is back to work for me, as I feel the warmth of its rays on my face, I sense my spirits lifting ever so slightly.
I find myself these days in times of contemplation. Perhaps as the seasons change and everything around me seems to grow and flourish, I too long for a certain renewal. But we all know that changes are difficult to make and they only get more difficult with age. Therefore until I find the courage to change that which I can and accept that which I can not, as once stated by Saint Francis of Assisi, I will have to relish in the changes that the nature undergoes instead.
Such as the ever changing, majestic Birch Tree in our front yard. It is now full of those first, soft light green leaves, slowly loosing its flowers. The Cherry Tree is in its most splendid bloom and gazing at that pink beauty makes me smile. Some of our trees though are still bare - this due to our very cold May, which on some days was colder then some of our Decembers have been in the past.
Hopefully, as we enter late spring, a warmer air and increased light will bring on a needed change and the imminence of summer - around and within - will finally become palpable.