Monday, January 19, 2015

Hibernating Hyacinths

The hyacinths i began forcing in vases at Thanksgiving have little pale green leaves, and i can begin to see pale green flower buds on some of them. I'm bringing them up from the cool, dark basement, two at a time, and placing them on the windowsill in the kitchen. Within a few hours, the sunlight greens them up so they look like spring.

We ourselves require the Vitamin D that we receive from the sun. The sun is our source.

Sunlight creates greenery. It's a miracle, isn't it? Right now, I'm living in a world of white--snow everywhere outdoors and, today, ice covering all the branches. In the protection of my warm house, which is heated by the sun, green plants are growing.

When you are feeling pale, what "greens" you up? Your houseplants? Some flowers? A bit of solitude and resting the mind in meditation?

We and the hyacinths are hibernating now, growing roots for the blooming season to come.

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