Thursday, April 27, 2006

Tulips and New Love Every Spring

The tulips are out by the Day School. They’re standing tall in front of every landmark house on Hawthorne Street. Some are red and yellow in new sod. Some are white and scattered randomly. They’ve even made their presence known in front of my very own building.

Tulips and sunshine change everything.

People who, one week ago, passed me on the sidewalk without smiling, are saying bright hellos to me. Tulips show up like new love every spring.

Tulip. New love. They even sound the same.

Good things−sunshine, tulips, and new love every spring.
−me strauss Letting me be


Jennifer said...

You know my first memory of tulips (yup sharing yet another always make me remember things I'd thought I'd forgotten)...

Anyway my first memory was in Holland. I was in 5th (maybe 6th) grade. It was our family vacation that year. I remember wind mills and tulips. Fields and fields of tuplips going from one color to the next. I remember being at a garden standing in the center of these flowers thinking I'd stepped into a rainbow. It was amazing :D

You know April has been awesome here. It's been green and in the 60s with very little rain. Remember in New England in April it's normally RAINY and cold! This month has been gorgeous.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Jennifer,
That's a thrill to hear that I get you to remember things that you might have forgotten. What a wonderful memory this one is too. I bet you have fabulous pictures im your head from it. I wish you lots more gorgeous days to come.

Michael said...

They certainly change everything. Love the fact that one day they are but sprouts and the next day bursting with color.

Take Care

ME Strauss said...

Yes, Michael,They certainly do change everything. And in a VERY nice way.

Jozef Imrich, Esq. said...

Well the earth smiles with flowers.

The earthy eternal youth dwelling within us is all about flowers and love.

CODA: I was going to email this, however, I might add this link even if it is a red herring in this context ;-) Extract from the Apple of computing eye, Steve Jobs, Chapter 7 Verse 7

'Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart...
Our Sole Goal is to Stay Hungry. Stay Soulful

ME Strauss said...

Ah, How do you know, dear friend, just when to bring me just what I need? I thank you for that lovely link and for the lovely visit that brought it. I wish that I could bring such things down to Bondi for you.