|spring wildflowers 2014|
"The earth has music for those who listen." --George Santayana
My favorite wildflower is the violet. There's just something about this shy little beauty that sings a quiet song to me. It reminds me of childhood and Mom and small gifts of grace. And I didn't have to go far to capture a picture of this cluster--they are growing right in my front yard.
In this busy week (don't we all have those?), I'm squeezing in writing as best I can but I'm also pausing to listen to the music that spring's beauty plays. And seeking inspiration as I go. A few gems:
"Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful." --Jim Carrey
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other." --Chinese Proverb
"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." --Mark Twain
"The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks." --Tennessee Williams
What is your favorite wildflower, and why? How does it inspire you, stir you, give you pause to listen?
p.s. Having trouble stretching time to include writing? A good article is found here: "How to Keep Your Writing in Your Over-the-Top Busy Life."