hints of spring
"A Promised Embrace"
Hints & Hello
My, my, my. Spring break is over and I am not sad, but stilled. Not in the way that promises peace, but in the way that recognized all that has been withheld. I have rested, guilt-free and found many moments of deep connection to enjoy.
Now, I wait, in the hints of spring I am noticing around me.1 Basking in all of it.
Would you bask with me?
Hold your head up with me, next time you catch a note of some wonderful, gloating smell. You know, the kind of scent that is bravely beautiful? If you are sensitive to scents, let your eyes linger on a picture or scene you can quickly find that takes your breath away. If the sound is more your thing, take a moment to listen to that favorite song—the one that sounds like it listens to you more than the other way around.
This picture of me below is from a recent walk to the bus, on my way to reconnect with a college friend. I believe in holy conversations and I feel deeply that this one was, in part because the communion elements of coffee and books were present.
It felt good to say hello again.
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A Promised Embrace
I end only with a poem this time, which I felt inspired to stylize in the image below. You may also listen to it, or read it on your own as you take in the hints of spring around you.
In Boston, sometimes these hints feel like watching the seasons of spring and winter arm wrestle until one eventually wins.