A cup of tea and pink flowers from Sunday's farmers' market to welcome the first day of spring. ...Does anyone else feel like this has been the longest winter ever? As a New England girl living in California, I know that seems strange. But honestly, I'm so ready for this spring. Here's hoping it brings a rebirth to all. - "Of course it hurts when buds burst.
Otherwise why would spring hesitate?
Why would all our fervent longing
be bound in the frozen bitter haze?
The bud was the casing all winter.
What is this new thing, which consumes and bursts?
Of course it hurts when buds burst,
pain for that which grows
and for that which envelops. -Karin Boye