Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Holding On, Letting Go




Spring is so beautiful, I find myself wanting to hold on to every bit of it. The river meadow covered in celandine... The joyful return of the swallows... The frothing abundance of pink and white blossom... The bees bumbling round clustered cowslip bells... The faery scent of hawthorn on the evening breeze... The galaxy of starry windflowers twinkling in the dappled sunlight beneath trees... The intense vibrancy and tenderness of new leaves...

And yet it is the very ephemerality of spring that lies at the heart of its magic. It is the daily changes in the world around me that so enchant, the passing from winter to spring and on into summer, autumn and round again. Only in letting go do I receive...

Every spring I learn the same lessons anew. The power of new beginnings. The beauty of renewal. The joy and fragility and force of life. The importance of gratitude, and of letting go.


    

3 comments:

Greenmanharper said...

As the weather here in the Pacific Northwest changes from sun to rain and back to sun in as little as a few minutes, your words hit home and the need to truly cherish each moment.
Thank you!.

Anonymous said...

Lovely :)

Moncha said...

Beautiful !!!