A friend of mine used to say “spring always comes.” That sentence is loaded with meaning, of course, and the comfort that comes with that simple statement goes deep and far.
Happily Roger was proven right again this year and spring dawns in the northeast as usual — as usual…
Just that phrase. Since 2020 nothing has felt “usual” – but spring has come, *as usual*, thank the gods. Snowdrops have come and gone, crocus and daffodils are up, tree buds are visible and I’m thinking about summer porch furniture. As usual.
Some other usual things … the mailboxes of our hometown after a winter of (not much) snow plowing:
Year after year we marvel at the ingenuity of people’s solutions to this perennial problem. People are very creative!
Yes, the comfort of the usual, maybe not entirely predictable things. Welcome, spring.