We live in a moment of history
where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
R. D. Laing
R. D. Laing
Time is a strange concept and slips through our fingers like a delicate silken cloth... Where does it go... It seems like a year has passed since I was vacationing in Mexico, my son's March break is at the end ... and there are only four days until the official arrival of Spring.
As I write this post (I finally found time and inspiration) a choir of bird's chirps is greeting me through the open window, reminding me of nature's constant changes. Life is time, but it's only the present time that exists ... and it moves too, because without this movement and change, this present moment would be eternity. So if there is no change, there will be no time ... or there is no life without change (simply said). I can't remember the philosopher who made me realize this concept, but I really comprehended it in a way to help me make sense of things.
And here we are, embracing the next change of Nature when shorter days change to longer ones, when chilly mornings change to more sun-filled days, when mud makes room for tender green grass and the little bulbs transform into precious flowers... But what truly fascinates me during this time of the year is how a small seed can grow and change to become something great ... slowly, patiently, quietly, taking its time. I always marvel in this earth and sun, these wonders from which all life grows. They nurture every seed so it can grow strong, mature and create new life; the same way as we humans do. I love this kind of order in nature! Even though there will be at least a month while the spring will unfold here, there is no doubt, it will ...
Frankly, I do not perceive springtime as a new beginning, nor even a more optimistic mood, rather it's just an opportunity to immerse myself in the magnificence, beauty and wonder of the natural world that surrounds me, to step into the flow of life and to put more conscious effort into making the universe my collaborator. It's just an opportunity to observe and savor these inevitable changes in Nature ( happening right under my nose)... which will definitely be followed by the shift in ME...
These shots were inspired by the simple bouquets of spring flowers in our living room, the crocus bulbs I bought for planting and a wonderful book that I found in a thrift store a year ago. The simple black and white photo of a dry plant on the front cover captured my attention. "Flowers in Shadow" by Zeva Oelbaum is a very special book with images of a century-old botanical journal found in a tiny antiques shop in New England. It's a "tribute to the artistry, the elegance and simplicity of this forgotten document" Oelbaum writes in the preface of the book ... Love it !
The only way to make sense out of change
is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. ~ Alan Watts
Dance in the loving embrace of Spring, dear friends!
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