Monday, April 01, 2013
Monday morsel: "the elixir of new life"
I've been reading The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery. She, like her character Anne of Green Gables, was an ardent lover of nature. I thought this quotation (words she wrote in her journal at age 25) was perfect for spring and for the day after Resurrection Day.
"There is a magic about the spring -- some power that revives half-dead hopes and faiths and thrills numbed souls with the elixir of new life. There is no age to spring -- everybody seems young and joyful. Care is in abeyance for a little while and hearts throb with the instinct for immortality.
These days are so beautiful -- mellow and breezy and sweet. There are no leaves yet but every little brown bud is swelling and in sunny, sheltered spots there is a hint of greenness. The days are long and the twilights full of a mellow graciousness -- and all the snow is gone, gone, gone! There are such lovely blue skies and such faint purple mists over the bare hills; and last Friday night I got some tiny pink-and-white mayflowers -- the initial lettering of spring. It is worth while to live through the winter just to have the spring."