Spring’s Promise

Earlier this week when she walked along the sidewalk, Emmy noticed the swollen buds on a lilac bush – they were round and full, but not yet ready to burst forth.

Similarly, an e-mail from a friend described the discovery of a dormant, drooping and leafless plant on a shelf in the basement. It was a sad sight last time she looked at it. Today though Emmy’s friend was all smiles when she happily described the revitalization.

Moving the clock forward one hour this weekend signifies optimisim for longer days and warmer temperatures within a few weeks. Whether emotionally or physically in a deep-freeze, everyone and every living thing can rebound with Spring’s promise.