Forsythia

For when you’ve had enough of winter.

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17 thoughts on “Forsythia

  1. Nature practices resurrection year after year, morning after morning, so effortlessly and with such confidence. Even the littlest microscopic wildflowers here in the rocks of Arizona, called belly flowers, because you have to get down on your belly to see them! May us all practice resurrection. ❀

    “[…] So, friends, every day do something
    that won’t compute. Love the Lord.
    Love the world. Work for nothing.
    Take all that you have and be poor.
    Love someone who does not deserve it.
    Denounce the government and embrace
    the flag. Hope to live in that free
    republic for which it stands.
    Give your approval to all you cannot
    understand. Praise ignorance, for what man
    has not encountered he has not destroyed.

    Ask the questions that have no answers.
    Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.
    Say that your main crop is the forest
    that you did not plant,
    that you will not live to harvest.
    Say that the leaves are harvested
    when they have rotted into the mold.
    Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.

    Put your faith in the two inches of humus
    that will build under the trees
    every thousand years.
    Listen to carrion – put your ear
    close, and hear the faint chattering
    of the songs that are to come.
    Expect the end of the world. Laugh.
    Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful
    though you have considered all the facts.
    So long as women do not go cheap
    for power, please women more than men.
    Ask yourself: Will this satisfy
    a woman satisfied to bear a child?
    Will this disturb the sleep
    of a woman near to giving birth?

    Go with your love to the fields.
    Lie down in the shade. Rest your head
    in her lap. Swear allegiance
    to what is nighest your thoughts.
    As soon as the generals and the politicos
    can predict the motions of your mind,
    lose it. Leave it as a sign
    to mark the false trail, the way
    you didn’t go. Be like the fox
    who makes more tracks than necessary,
    some in the wrong direction.
    Practice resurrection.”

    ~ Wendell Berry

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    1. Nice perspective, I’d like to think it is an amicable separation, although I must say, winter was getting kind of clingy and co-dependent the last few weeks, but of course there are always two sides to every story πŸ™‚

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    1. I love when you see the seeds that you have planted come to life and sprout. How many survive, well, nature is selective isn’t it, but it all does sound very beautiful and inspiring. xo Harlon

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