A man should have a little music,
read a little poetry, and see a fine picture
every day of his life,
in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense
of the beautiful implanted in the human soul.
~Johann Wolfgang Goethe
This saffron crocus had been buried under 4 to 5 inches of ice for nearly a week, and yet life had continued to stir in it. But it’s not just the “fine picture” of the flower that kept an implanted sense of beauty from being obliterated in my soul like Goethe suggests; it’s the fact that the life of the flower was sparked in an icy tomb. But then God is good at that. The poetry of amazement never fails to stir something profoundly deep in my soul which in turn lifts me up and out of my moments of self-pity.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. ~Genesis 1:2-3 ✝
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your words tonight are a needed balm to my own heart as a bit of turmoil has brewed up between father and son—oh most weary heart of mine this evening—soothing prayers for your aches—-
Oh, Cookie, I am so sorry your heart is weary this evening. Mine was ever so much so this morning. I pray for peace in our hearts as we rest tonight. I’ll be sending soothing prayers your way too. Blessings, Natalie
Tough little chap, the crocus – we should take it as encouragement. I’m sorry that you’re in pain, Natalie, and hope you’ll be better soon. PS: Goethe was a wise man indeed. Best wishes 🙂
I had seen some blooming in the snow in a photo so I decided to see if my little guys could make it and they did. There were two new ones yesterday and it looks like there may be more. It’s just too fun, Annette! Thanks for the well wishes. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
Another inspirational post… I needed one today, along with its reminder. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Shared on FB and Twitter.
Thank you so much, Bette, and I’m so glad it met a need. This is my first year for these little guys so I didn’t know what to expect, but I do now. Thanks for the well wishes. Natalie 🙂
Beautiful, as ever, Natalie. I love it when my crocuses come up through the snow. So heartening in the cold weather. Sorry to hear you are not well, my friend. Be better soon 🙂
I’m glad you enjoyed it, Amelia. Thanks for the well wishes. This too shall pass! Blessings, Natalie 🙂