Monday, February 16, 2009

Dear snowdrops

Thank you for flagging me down to stop and appreciate you in the middle of my crazy whir of nervousness the other day.

Thank you for the invisible valentine of your downturned petals punctuated with a little green heart; I had to be on my knees in the muck to see that.

Thank you for the lady passing by who paused to tell me how beautiful you were - I was thinking about her amazing smile the rest of the day.

Thank you for sharing your private patch of sun-dappled shade with me.

Thank you for giving me the time beside you to remember that the universe will send me everything I need at just the right moment... a friend to hold my hand wordlessly as I wonder what's happening to me... another to talk me off ledges... someone to gather my stories and worries and unedited truth like so many ingredients of an ancient family soup... another to collect my tears when I most need to cry.

Thank you for helping me hear the stars in my dreams calling me.

Oh, and thank you for an excuse to muddy my jeans.



Rabbits' Guy said...

nice sentiments .. especialyy good to remember given the bleakness and upsets that are creeping more and more into our lives these days ...

Kallen305 said...

Lovely narrative to go with the snowdrops. I thought about planting them in my yard last year and now I keep seeing wonderful photos of them on blogs and am kicking myself here for not doing it.

Such pretty flowers.

mon@rch said...

Snowdrop is heaven close to the ground!

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely photograph and lovely sentiment.

nina at Nature Remains. said...

All that and more in their sweet simplicity.
Who needs anything else!?