Regardless, Just Bloom

Reports have come in that the weeping cherries bloomed early this morning.

Last night, nothing. Today, everything.

The children proclaim:

“It’s like popcorn!”

“It’s like fireworks!”

Technically speaking, it’s not a beautiful day outside. Far from it.

It’s dreary, cloudy, and dark. There’s hardly enough light to take photos.

The trees pay no mind.

They just bloom.

Regardless of the atmosphere around them, they bloom.

So shall we.


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  1. Beautiful image and your exhortation reminds me of Habakkuk 3:

    “. . . I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound;
    decay crept into my bones,
 and my legs trembled. Yet I
    will wait patiently for the day of calamity
    come on the nation invading us.

    Though the fig tree does not bud
    there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails
    the fields produce no food though there are no sheep in the pen
    no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord,( I will be
    joyful in God my Savior.

    The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the
    feet of a deer,
 he enables me to tread on the heights.”