We've had a few consecutive days here in TX of rain, cold, and general lack of sunlight. As gardeners we tend to get a little antsy about when Spring will finally arrive. We want to go play in the dirt! But today, as I took out our kitchen compost, I realized that all this rain is doing something beautiful.
That's a bud emerging from a paperwhite bulb (a member of the narcissus family). The greenery has been out for several weeks, but the flowers have been waiting for a good soaking.
Sometimes what seems like a season of constant setbacks and bad surprises can be full of beautiful, good fruit...when you step back and look at it.
The problem with me is that I typically keep a running list in my mind of all that's recently gone wrong, so as soon as something negative happens I pack it to the snowball of previous negatives, and it all seems ever-looming. Like that big boulder in Indiana Jones, about to crush me.
But really it's just a rainy day, and I'll bet something good and beautiful is around the corner. I sure hope I can remember that!
“When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles.”
― Horace Walpole