OK so I am a complete sucker for spring! This one has been a tease and the cold temperatures have certainly lingered. But ahhhh, at last a Sunday that is not bleak, cold and snowy!! Doesn’t your heart just sing? I find myself transfixed watching the bluebirds coming and going from their nesting box as they feed their babies. I am delighted to see the family of ducks swimming in the pond. Such magic of springtime and I am so happy to not be confined to an office all day long. For those of you sitting in your office right now, I send a glimpse of this awesome time of year your way and dare you to put on a costume and join us on Saturday!
This coming Saturday is our annual Faerie Fair and watching the little ones dressed in their best faerie and elf clothing is beyond words. The baby chicks, the bunnies, the goats all add to the wonder of the day but the main thing is really, truly embracing the Spirit of Nature. Sorry, I just have to capitalize that because that is where I FEEL the transcendence of the moving, expansive, pure presence of the God of love. It is a palpable energy when I get out on the earth and tune in deeply to all that is vibrating around us. I believe in my deepest fiber that when I am fully connected in to those frequencies, everything flows with pure ease. I am at my best when I stop trying to do everything that needs to be done and move instead with the peace and rhythm of the wild world. Sit for a moment with these words from Wendell Berry’s poem, The Peace of the Wild Things:
“When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
I have a pair of wings you can wear,