Spring beauties bursting out everywhere now
Walking the land on the first day of spring, I saw a single tiny yellow flower. So brave, this pioneer! So reminiscent of hope and resilience! Who knew what the next weather might bring in the unpredictable spring of the mountains? It could be frozen solid tomorrow or buried under a foot of snow.
Now five days later the ground is covered with them. They are not impressive (big). But they are irrepressible. Tiny little yellow dots of sunshine scattered across the field the earth, busily creating themselves from the light of the sun. And if we attend to any life form; in this case bending down to look at them more closely, they become bigger and more real in our vision and we enter into the world of wonder. The opportunity is always there because Life itself, and all its unique forms, is magical.
— Susan Eirich, PhD —