Snowdrops are blooming! Wow. March 8th does feel early, but then, the snow has mostly melted, and there's no snow forecast for the rest of the month. It seems winter is over. The harbingers of spring are here, two weeks before the official starting date.
The ground is still frozen. Just imagine the strength in those little green leaves as they lift the weight of several inches of frozen soil to emerge into warm sunlight and chill air.
This amazing life force binds my very own earth, water, and wind together into the person I call "me." Small children have so much life force, they run in circles with it. Old people limp along with it. Then it mysteriously disappears, and we grieve its loss.
The life force is arriving now, day by day, sweeping us along with it, and reminding us of our interconnectedness with all of life.