One Day Closer

Every day now, we watch for the blooms of the Weeping Cherry that emerge like a firework and end just as suddenly. They stay in bloom for a week at best, unless the rain beats them down. 

We’ve learned that the loss of blooms isn’t as sad or terrible as it feels; the tree blooms first and then ushers in dark green foliage that houses the Robin and Sparrow nests. When we lose the blooms, we gain the leaves. 

And we gain a storehouse of wonder: eggs and hiding places and deep shade. 

With every loss, a gain. 

But for now, we wait for glorious blooms.  


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