The Season of the Lilac

non-fiction 4 Comments »

Why is the season of the lilac is so short? Perhaps it wouldn’t be so spectacular if lilacs lasted through the summer. This brief period is one of my favorite times of the year. Is it because it is so brief? I don’t know. I get the same feeling as I used to when I was child waiting for Christmas. I’m filled with excitement and anticipation! In these Spring days, I find myself checking outside several times a day to see the progress of these tiny buds, shut so tight, and devoid of any aroma, waiting for the hour they burst into the white, pink and purple blossoms. And when these perennials break open, they take possession of the back yard. The lilac commands attention and turns our heads ~ for those moments, the lilac carries us away into a place of no words. They overpower every other fragrance around. If it is possible to be in love with the lilacs, I am there and I look forward to this immense bit of nature that chooses to reveal itself for a span of just days, to succumb to this short-lived intoxication. Celebrate the season and breathe!

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom~Anaïs Nin

Tags: , , ,

It’s a Wonderful Life

essay 31 Comments »

Dec 23 09 006If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. Meister Eckhart

The journey of the holidays, the season of love, the start of a new year, the path of life is now. No matter what your particular tradition is, the energy is undeniable. If you are wrapping gifts, preparing a meal, building a fire, playing a game with your children, holding your partner’s hand, remember to open your heart and prepare to give and receive. As Yoda says, “Do or do not… there is no try.” Choose to do. These are the things of which memories are made. Make the memories good ones.

Pay attention to each precious moment, love all who come your way, live with purpose. Remember you are sacred and unique~ just as when Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life, wishes he’d never born and Clarence the Angel grants him his wish, everything changes. Each moment is extraordinary. Savor these small increments of your wonderful life. Without you in the mix, nothing remains the same.

Remember, you are always on the journey of the holidays, the season of love, the path of life. It is always now ~Live in the season~

I am grateful for my followers on twitter, my friends on facebook, and all my family & friends.

Love & peace, nannette

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,