Today, the sun came out to play! Lately, it's been hiding away. In it's place, the clouds have had full sway. Drenching us with showers and occassionally startling me with a loud burst of thunder illuminated by brilliant crackles of lightning.
And, it is at precisely within this dark backdrop that my attention is captured by two flowering trees in the yard; in particular a magnolia tree plump with juicy pink blossoms. As if to say, 'I'm not worried about a little drama, it's time to strut my stuff!'
Sometimes strong storms visit West Michigan during the transition between winter and spring when the earth begins to resist the blanket of snow which has buried it for several months. The visitation of these strong winds has been known to topple even electrical poles as the rain melts what is left of the lingering snow.
At first, the grass barely yawns. It is haggard and brown, a condition reflected in trees with lifeless branches. But then something odd begins to appear. As the first storms drench the earth, the hardiest of plants begin to emerge...spring flowers like the daffodils. Have you noticed how incredibly bright these hardy souls are?
We can learn a lot from the first signs of spring. Lessons which are increasingly valuable in the times in which we live. One lesson which stands out to me is that storms are inevitable. And they are necessary. When the rain splatters against a hardened earth, the softening begins to make way for the shoots buried just underground. The strokes of lightning like a paint brush, transforms the dull grey to a brilliant green lush canvas.
I see my magnolia. Her arms reach towards the sky, confident that the sun will appear again. She is unafraid of the harshness of the circumstance. Instead, she chooses to launch out with confidence, her branches revealing a beauty which transcends the atmosphere raging around her. And with time, the sun does re-emerge. But, she doesn't skip a beat. Now her blossoms open in wide embrace as if to say, "I knew you'd be back!"
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