There is a hard truth to be told: before spring becomes beautiful, it is plug ugly, nothing but mud and muck. I have walked in the early spring through fields that will suck your boots off, a world so wet and woeful it makes you yearn for the return of ice. But in that muddy mess, the conditions for rebirth are being created.
Parker Palmer (gratefulness.org)
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Muddy Mess of Spring where the conditions of rebirth are being created