Rainer Maria Rilke
Happy Springtime. We think of springtime as bringing renewal. As I write this, it is springtime in New England, where I live. The sun is warming the earth and, in response, green shoots are popping out of the soil, woodchucks are emerging from their hibernation and foraging for sustenance, new, colorful birds are arriving in the midst of their travels. There is a song in the air and an expression of lightness in the faces of people enjoying the fresh air..
We think of springtime as bringing renewal, and it does. One of the Christian holidays that marks this time of year is Easter, the celebration of true re-birth, hope, and love. A triumph of eternal love. All of these qualities are worthy of celebration, not just in the spring, but in all seasons of…
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