ON THE CUSP

Growing up my family sang a lot.

Many silly songs but music just the same.

One I remember began

“It’s gonna be a loooooooooooong winter

And what will the birdies do then…poor things.”

Surely this song was written for the winter of 2014.

It’s been a loooooooooooong winter

For everyone.

Spring officially arrived last week.

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I’m pleased to report the birdies survived.

They began singing right on cue.

We, like them, are perched on the edge of spring.

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It is a most miraculous time for me.

Think of it

Not inches but feet of snow have covered this country

For weeks on end.

Yet the green begins to appear.

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Bit by bit a garden awakens

To the new season.

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Neighbors begin to reappear as well.

Shaking off their winter layers

To soak in the warmth of the sun.

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Thus begins what I think of as the parade of spring.

A succession of budding and blooming

That no man or woman could have dreamed of

Or wished into being.

No, spring is definitely God’s work.

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Gail

All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.
Helen Hayes

 

 

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