here is the deepest secret nobody knows.
here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;
which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide.
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart.
i carry your heart.
(i carry it in my heart.) ~ E. E. Cummings
It was an exceptional Valentine's weekend for our family, with the birth of a granddaughter Saturday morning. Even if it wasn't quite so eventful, I hope yours was lovely too.
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. - Hal Borland
I used to hate winter. As moments, weeks, seasons, years, decades pass, I like it more and more. Life is beautiful, whatever the season. As the old cliche' goes, it beats the alternative.
I wonder. How might we see a snowstorm if we knew it was our last? What if we knew this was our last winter, last month, last day, last moment on this beautiful earth? How might a sunrise, a starry night, a hug, good morning, good night, I love you, phone call to a dear one, hello and goodbye, be different if we knew it was our last? Every moment in life is a gift, whatever the weather.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. ~ Ecclesiastes 3: 1
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. ~ Helen Keller
Each of us makes his own weather, and determines the color
of the skies in the emotional universe he inhabits. ~ Bishop Fulton Sheen
If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Happy Bloom Day, when garden bloggers everywhere share what's blooming in their corners of the world on the fifteenth of each month. To see more February blooms please visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.