After waking to snow yesterday, I went outside to bring in some firewood and glanced up to see the nest that has been a part of our family for the past years. Snow fills its contours and runs the length of the winter-dormant wisteria strands running the length of the beams under our back portal.
“Waiting for spring,” I thought.
A number of people in my life also waiting for spring filled my mind. It feels as if so many of our nests right now are laden with snow, hunkered down, waiting out the winter—waiting for spring.
When I shared this photo of the now snow-filled nest, friends wrote, “Aw, it won’t be long before you’ll hear little ‘cheeps’ coming from the nest,” and “I can hardly wait to see the little eggs in there in a few months.”
“They’re right!” I thought. “Spring is just around the corner!” That knowing had been lost to me amidst the cold dormancy of winter.
As much of the world lies under snow, waiting for the change of seasons, both in nature and life, I thought it a good time to remember that spring – with it’s warmth and new life – does lie just around the corner.
By Marianne Boruch
I walked out, and the nest
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