Spring is a brave season, not ‘sweet’, not timid: look out of the window, there’s nothing sweet about it – not yet! If flowers want to grow they need to be determined to push through the dark soil, through wind and rain, determined to not stop, to keep growing, to defy the grip that winter still holds. You need to be brave if you want Spring to come into your life too…there can be no Spring without (at least) a little bit of courage. Sweetness of the blossoms comes after, but it does come… (I wish it was different, but I’m afraid…it’s not). Until then, don’t give up; keep believing in the soothing qualities of Spring, they will come.
© Iva Beranek (Dublin, 5th February 2014)
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