spring in the step…

I’m just back from a walk by my favorite Occum pond on a gorgeous spring day. spring has got to be a miracle. who would think that all the plants and trees that looked dead for all purposes, could come alive ! The pond on which we skated in the winter has melted. and red fish swim in colonies across the rippling waters. The green leaves and yellow flowers are gleaming in the sunshine, smiling invitingly. One almost starts believing – miracles do happen.

Some amazing pictures of spring flowers can be found at a fellow blogger’s site:

Abhi and I saw a wonderful movie called ‘Earth’ this past weekend. shot on wildlife by Discovery and BBC productions, the movie is spectacular – a fitting ode to the marvels that inhabit the Earth. The scenes felt like you were right there – watching the birds, the majestic elephants, the dizzyling fast cheetahs, the proud Lions, the mammoth walruses. The humpback whales which swim over 4000 miles to their feeding grounds, the cranes who fly dizzying heights to cross the mountain peaks of Himalayas, the polar bears and the little ones. it was such a beautiful movie, beyond words. it reminds you of the miracles in Nature. There is such abundance here. such gifts.

I’m reminded of a poem I read recently by Mary Oliver called ‘straight talk from the fox’…
‘ …Don’t think I haven’t
peeked into windows. I see you in all your seasons
making love, arguing, talking about God
as if he were an idea instead of the grass,
instead of the stars, the rabbit caught
in one good teeth-whacking hit and brought
home to the den. What I am, and I know it, is
responsible, joyful, thankful. I would not
give my life for a thousand of yours.’

that says it all…
with love, S.


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