this time of year is so very fleeting
and in the very midst of these miracles,
there is also a profound sadness at the death and
destruction in too many places in the world.
it's a challenge to live in between
the bliss and the despair.
so i take some cues from the sage...
...last to surrender in the winter, and first to
grow green from the deadwood in the spring.
and the hellebore...
...she blossoms under the snow
and stands sturdy for weeks and weeks.
and an affirmation.
to say yes to every day.