Every year I am STRUCK by all of the magic that surrounds me as the earth begins to wake up. Yeah, I know there are scientific explanations for all of it, but birth and rebirth of anything is about as close to magic as I have seen.
I push little seeds into the wet earth and part of me just doesn’t believe it’s possible for such a tiny speck to become a plant. But then it does. A little sprout pops up and it grows and grows. It brings forth new life. AMAZING!!! It’s like what I always say about the human birth experience… it’s crazy how the most EXTRAORDINARY thing can also be so incredibly ORDINARY! Like, how is this happening EVERY day? EVERY second even! (Don’t get me started…)
Getting to share the magic of spring with my kids makes it that much more special too. I know it’s such a cliche but seeing the world through their eyes is priceless. Also, getting a chance to retell the story of what is and what might be to them helps to renew my own belief in what is possible.
The other day I was hanging out in the yard with my sweet 4 year old Ada when a Swallowtail butterfly landed right in front of us. We both knelt down to get a closer look. Ada asked if she could pick it up and I encouraged her to very gently.
The butterfly let her hold it in her hands. The joy on my little girl’s face was perfect. Luckily I had my phone in my pocket… What was I saying about detaching from my phone?
Anyway, the butterfly then flew off and jumped around on the ground for a few minutes. I was pretty sure it was injured. I suggested to Ada that we say a little “prayer” to Mother Earth (because I’m like that) to see if we could help the little guy.
I kid you not. Only seconds after we wished for it to find health and happiness the butterfly flew off. And not just a little bit… it flew to the top of the tree line and disappeared into the sky! Now THAT’S magic!!!
How have you been experiencing the magic of Spring?