Thursday, March 12, 2009

Everything's Comin' up Crocuses

Crocus WC

The crocuses are making appearances, little purple packages filled with sunshine and hope.  Every time I walk by a clump of them, I have to stop, and point, and ooh and ahh, as if I've never seen them before.  Am I such a pessimist that by the time the crocuses push up out of the soil I've given up all hope of seeing the spring again? 

It would seem that I am.

But with these perennials come shoots of longing and expectation, as I move aside the darkness that covers me, turn my face to the sun and let my soul leap up in anticipation.