“Adopt the pace of nature…her pace is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
We human beings are funny creatures! When spring takes it’s good ole time arriving we grumble and groan, as if our complaining will change Mother Nature’s timeline. Although I am grateful to be alive through every kind of weather, the truth of the matter is the cold doesn’t much suit me anymore.
Every time I want to rush through the seasons to enjoy my favorite, summer, I am going to remind myself how short life is. Time goes by too quickly and there are no do-overs on time already passed by.
In my mature wisdom, I need to remember to take time to keenly observe the rebirth of the earth after winter. I am going to slow down and tune into the birdsong in the early morn, watch the worm writhe and wiggle it’s way across the sidewalk, closely examine the unfolding of the petals of a flower as if it I’m witnessing the process for the very first time.
As it’s been said by some wise person “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. …”
Stay tuned ! On April 19 I will be posting a portal into my favorite chapter of my award-winning memoir Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected. The audio narration of Easter Traditions has great relevance to nature and creation through The Legend of the Dogwood Tree!