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Tuesday, April 19, 2011



There’s a certain touch of romance in spring, don’t you think? Flowers bloomin’ everywhere. I don’t know about you, but to me, they spell hope and love is coming in a natural way. I don’t care if it’s tulips or daffodils or dandelions. I read somewhere that dandelions stand for faithfulness. I haven’t looked at them as weeds since. Tulips are supposed to mean perfect love. And daffodils, or narcissus, as they are also called, stand for rebirth and new beginnings. Now, if that doesn’t scream spring and new love, I don’t know what does. How about you? What do you think?

And then there’s the rain. Before romance can bloom, a little rain of loneliness must fall. Sir James Barrie once wrote "Even love unreturned has its rainbow." Doesn’t that just catch your breath? Make your heart trip at the sight of a rainbow even more? Make those little drips romantic, like romance is just waiting for the rainbow to appear?

Spring says to me “Don’t worry. Everything is gonna be all right.” The sun is gonna shine. Life is gonna look up. Cold lonely days and nights are soon gonna be over.

Even if a man doesn’t appear, new flowers make me feel “okay.” They help me get by. I might cry. I might wish things were different, or better, but I still have hope that the year is gonna pan out into something golden. I feel a certain bit of grace in existing as I am, being myself, even being alone for a time.

That grace will see me through to a new season. Call me silly, but grace brings faith that things will change for the better. Do you feel it too?

Carys Weldon is an award-winning writer, playwright, and poet. She has won over 180 writing awards including an Honorable Mention from Writer’s Digest, a CAPA nomination, a third place in an RWA contest, an Honorable Mention from Byline Magazine, and last, but not least, is an Eppie finalist. Her works have been featured in publications such as: Coming Together for the Cure, Hot Shaker of Margaritas, and Caresses Well Done. She has 22 stand alone titles.


Sarita said...

Wishing you happiness and peace.

Rebekah E. said...

I have never looked at a dandelion as a weed. How can anything that is edible and have such a beautiful yellow color to it be a weed.


Jean P said...

I always liked dandelions, sometimes they are the only thing that looks cheery in the early days of springtime.

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Maria said...

I love spring flowers and they do make me hope for a new love to appear on the horizon...I've never really thought about dandilions but since you've told me that they mean faithfulness...I'll defnitely look at them differently. Thanks for the post!


cheryl c said...

Spring does symbolize new life and renewed hopes.
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Angelwolfstorm said...

I love dandelions, they are great to make wishes on!

chey said...

Happy Spring!
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Robin said...

I agree, spring makes me feel hope and optimism... All the energy and life, nature throwing off winter and everything begins to grow... Love it!

Cathy M said...

I totally agree, Carys, spring is all about hope and renewal to me.

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Judy said...

That was a wonderful post. I really enjoyed the poetic way you expressed yourself about Spring. I love Spring also. It seems like love is in the air, with everything budding out and the green coming back to our lawns.


Terra Pennington said...

Wow will never look at dandelions the same. Pretty cool that them me faithfulness. Off to check out your web site.


EdgesAngel23 said...

I've always loved the little faces of sunshine that dandelions are, but I never knew what they stood for :) Thanks for the great post :)
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Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

aww! Now i like dandelions even more!

Anonymous said...

I think that is a lovely philosophy. I'll try to remember to keep that in mind.

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