Today, the world lacks this simple quality. I would think when things get so difficult that people would show more kindness to one another, but the opposite is true. People are behaving with meanness and rudeness in person and online. Everyone is forgetting that life is short and in hard times we have more opportunity to show small acts of kindness: A wave of the hand, saying thank you, holding a door for someone, etc. I hope people can fing their kindness again.
Today we are faced with many challenges such as a pandemic along with other disease outbreaks. A new way of life such as wearing masks, social distancing, and some of us are still in lockdown for another month(like myself). Watching the unraveling of the US society is quite disturbing and seeing people become ill from disease due to aging and stress is also stressful.
I love springtime because I look forward to the blooms of the flowers, the return of my favorite birds, the warm weather, and a sense of renewal.
Sonnet 98: From you have I been absent in the spring
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEAREFrom you have I been absent in the spring, When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim, Hath put a spirit of youth in everything, That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him. Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell Of different flowers in odour and in hue, Could make me any summer’s story tell, Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew: Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white, Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose; They were but sweet, but figures of delight Drawn after you, – you pattern of all those. Yet seem’d it winter still, and, you away, As with your shadow I with these did play.