From my morning reading. Spring blessings.
How to Bloom
The almond trees in bloom: all we can accomplish here is to ever know ourselves in our earthly appearance.
I endlessly marvel at you, blissful ones—at your demeanor, the way you
bear your vanishing adornment with timeless purpose. Ah, to understand
how to bloom: then would the heart be carried beyond all milder dangers,
to be consoled in the great one.
-Rilke, Uncollected Poems
Art: Vincent Van Gogh, Almond Tree Blossoms