Crocus in bloom, Sox back at Fenway, mittens packed away. Dear friends, Spring is on her way to New England, and not a moment too soon. Before a Departure in Spring – W.S. Merwin Once more it is April with the first light sifting through the young leaves heavy with dew making […]
This coming week marks St. Brigid’s Day, welcoming the early spring. In New England this means that the sun will peek over the horizon before seven for the first time in months, which is indeed a hopeful sign. What better time to share a blessing from the extraordinary John O’Donohue, who links longing and belonging […]
As we slowly shed the layers of winter in New England, a great joy of the springtime is the chance to reconnect with the earth – literally. Feet on the ground, I feel the squish of the melting season and the bounce of the new grass emerging. Hands in the soil, I meet the life […]
It’s crept along in recent weeks – the birds getting louder, the sun getting stronger, the green shoots emerging from the ground as it thaws – and now, at last, we have arrived at the equinox. Even though there’s surely a last snowfall or two to keep us guessing, each day from here has a […]
Dear Honeybees, It’s been a long cold winter. Whether you are celebrating Easter or Passover or the melting of the final iceberg in the backyard, I hope you find a little patch of warmth today. Take a breath. Close your eyes. Turn your face to the sun. Rejoice.
To Come Home to Yourself – John O’Donohue May all that is unforgiven in you Be released. May your fears yield Their deepest tranquilities. May all that is unlived in you Blossom into a future Graced with love. Dear Honeybees, on this edge of spring, we bring you this blessing […]