Tuesday, March 19, 2013

On Spring

So much talk of the weather!
Sharing thoughts on the coming of Spring. . . .

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...” 

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” 

“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.” 

“With so many trees in the city, you could see the spring coming each day until a night of warm wind would bring it suddenly in one morning. Sometimes the heavy cold rains would beat it back so that it would seem that it would never come and that you were losing a season out of your life. This was the only truly sad time in Paris because it was unnatural. You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintry light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person had died for no reason. 

In those days, though, the spring always came finally but it was frightening that it had nearly failed.” 

Welcome Spring!
Come as you are. . . .


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Olive said...

Virgil Kraft gets it doesn't he? It is always lovely here.

On Crooked Creek said...

Since the pureness of the snow left the Prairie ~ I, too, long for the greeness of Spring, dear friend!
I love your...come as you are!!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Pretty post and such true poetic words. Please come by my blog this week and get in on my give away to celebrate my upcoming 1 year anniversary in blog world. You are always so inspirational I want you to get in on the fun.

Pamela Gordon said...

What beautiful photos and quotes. I love the white bowl with the eggs in it. Happy spring to you Jacqueline! Hugs, Pamela

Diane Porazzo said...

Jacqueline, love the writing from Hemingway, so awesome. I have never been to Paris but would love to get there some time. I loved Edith Piaf and especially her singing La Vie en Rose. (spelling?) Your blog is so pretty, always check in every day or so. Glad to be following you.

MaytagNMom said...

Thank you for your gentle and thoughtful post about spring.

And I love the white tulip photo too :)

Thank you for sharing with the rest of the world! Always great to see creative minds at work. :)

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Haworth said...

Happy Spring, Jacqueline!

Cynthia said...

I am waiting patiently for spring to appear with its warm days and the sun and all the smells from the flowers and soil. It is blustery and cold today with snow on the ground.


Bella said...

Happy Spring J!!!
It is here at last, at least by the calender:-)
I LOVE all your quotes, my favorite is the second...

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Happy Spring. I am visiting you via No Minimalist Here. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. I am hosting a Giveaway for my blog's birthday. Please join in if you like it :)

Carol Cook said...

Lovely post as usual.

Sandy said...

I'm a tulip lover and your perfect
white in the vase is wonderful!
Had to pin this one.
Great shots