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Springtime in Shelter

Posted by Hanni Liliedahl on


Spring is a season of surprises. It is a waning of winter and a welcome to longer, lighter days and new opportunities. Spring is the season of strawberries and straw hats, spinach and sunglasses, roses and rose.

In my garden, the bulbs that we planted in autumn are always the first to announce spring’s arrival. The freesia came first, followed by narcissus and delicate daffodil. My sweet peas unfurled from their pod, are exploding and I see the coastal lilac budding. The jasmine is in full bloom and in the dewy, dark mornings offers her intoxicating, sweet smell. Every turn introduces new growth, and that fresh, and yet familiar, scent of anew.

Spending springtime in shelter can be confining. But as we cozy up at home to contain the confusion, we are abundantly aware of the people in our lives who show us constant kindness and care. Our teachers, our therapists, our trainers, our essential workers healing our hurting wold, our dearest friends, our dearest family, our Mothers, our Mother figures and ourselves.
I invite you to acknowledge these caregivers with a little Lilify love.

I wish you wellness amid this spring – a time of year, even during these tricky times, abundant and abloom.
HL

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