That is absolutely one of my favorite quotes of all time! I loved it in the book and love it every time I see the scene in the movie: two women strolling through a field of purple flowers dancing in the breeze, two women marveling at the beauty around them in spite of the harshness of their years and experiences.
It’s that time again. Buds are blooming. Flowers are blossoming. A faint fragrance of sweetness floats on the air. The greening has begun. Have you taken the time to notice?
It’s been a trippy road to spring this year. Just when we think we have seen the last frost or snowflake or dip to 20 something degrees, it happens all over again. Is that perhaps because nature is pissed and is demanding our attention?
In spite of the harshness around us from personal struggles to family challenges to the grotesque and grim of the daily news, beauty is abounding all around us. Perhaps it is the bird chirping his little heart out outside the window or the silk worm dangling before our eyes like a trapeze artist, or maybe the leaves budding on the branch waving for our attention.
Health, beauty, grace, and strength are blessing us with examples all around reminding us of what is yet possible.
The first day of spring is tomorrow. Before the blaze of summer strikes, take a moment to notice her, admire her, listen to the lessons she may have to share. She may have a special gift waiting just for you…