SPRING IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVER
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.