Sunday, March 25, 2012

Those Barriers

"Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it." -- Rumi

Official spring is here, and with the unexpected summer-like warmth, the world has opened to us again, inviting us in, calling us outdoors. The heart throws wide its own doors and windows to the new scents and budding surprises. That hibernating part of us, curled in darkest dreaming, wants to stretch, to reach out and bask in the sunlight. To obey the invitation of birds, brook and breeze. To unfurl.

I took the photo on the 23rd. When I got up the next morning, I discovered my writer friend's Facebook post linking to
Brain Pickings, with this quote as the opening. (Thank you Deborah Batterman!) Another invitation, another unfurling. Perfect.


Unknown said...

That green is amazing, almost shocking!! It gets me every year, how brazen some of the Spring colours are.

Christine said...

Hi, Annie. Especially against all the neutrals of fading winter. Here everything is gearing up to leaf and blossom fast. A stretch of summery temperatures set it all in fast forward. Hope all is well!