I would like to thank everyone for sending messages of support over the past few days. I felt I had the weight of the world on my shoulders, a weight that was threatening to crush me. The major issues haven’t gone away but I’m establishing how to deal with them and having a plan always helps make me feel better. A downside of holding positive hopes for the future is the impact when someone else needlessly sweeps them away… there are a lot of unnecessary situations going on right now. I have three words for those who are causing this unwarranted stress.
Shame on you.
Although it is now officially Spring in the UK, the weather has forgotten which season we’re in. I woke to 12 inches of snow and its been snowing most of the day. Outside its bitterly cold so much so that my half cats (they only count as half because they usually spend their time living outdoors) have become whole cats sitting by the fire and refusing to venture into the garden unless absolutely necessary.
Just prior to the return of winter, crocuses were starting to bloom in my garden. Now they are buried under a thick blanket of snow. I suspect the open flowers won’t make it through the cold spell, their hope of continued blooming over a warm Easter weekend has been stifled. Crocuses are very resilient little plants though and I think the unopened buds will sit tight beneath the snow and be ready to open once warmer weather makes an appearance.
The crocus flowers reminded me that although some things may now be lost and irrecoverable, other buds still maintain possibilities. If I weather the snow storm those possibilities will have their chance to bloom.