New life in two senses today! I finally recovered from a wedding over the weekend ~ AND
today Sidney was born – on Frodo and Bilbo’s birthday! My niece Anna gave birth to her first child. To celebrate new life in both senses, I attended an O Baby consignment sale, where one of the things I bought was one of my favorite books: On the Day You Were Born, by Debra Frasier.
“Welcome to the spinning world,” the people sang, as they washed your new, tiny hands.
“Welcome to the green Earth,” the people sang, as they wrapped your wet, slippery body.
And as they held you close they whispered into your open, curving ear, “We are so glad you’ve come!”
A close-up of a yew branch.
New life emerging below the bushes.
Despite one winter storm after another, including the amazing ice storm we just experienced…..
which was sparklingly beautiful, but resulted in power outages and missed trains……
the ice is melting away, falling in percussive chunks onto my studio’s metal roof, and
peek-a-boo: green at last!
Finding their way through leaves and granular, icy snow, after having been buried under at least two feet of snow for months, here they are.
There have been some teasingly warm days here and there, and now we are back to more sleet and possibly some snow. That said, this taste of green is enlivening. It feels perfect for the spiritual season when we are on the cusp of experiencing all things made new.