“Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are” – Bertolt Brecht
This time last year, we were basking in the sunshine embracing the gorgeous beauty, energy and rejuvination that springtime brings to Minnesotans. On this day last year, spring was in full force with leaves bursting anew in a brilliant tapestry of verdant, virgin green. The telltale signs of spring – brightly colored tulips, deep purple pasque flowers and singing birds- were everywhere.
Fast forward exactly one year later and this is what spring looks like in Minnesota. It is the change that hasn’t come.
“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson “You are built not to shrink down to less, but to blossom into more. To be more splendid. To be more extraordinary. To use every moment to fill yourself up”. – Oprah Winfrey “Things do not change; we change”. – Henry David Thoreau “In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer”. – Albert Camus “Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things”. – Denis Diderot
Spring, rejuvenation, rebirth and change are on its way. Hold on tight for the ride and embrace the change as it comes.
This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Change. If you would like to see other entries, please click here.