Sunny Tulips

Sunny Tulips

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The value of now

February at Olbrich
This past year has been a jumble 
of emotional ups and downs. 

Immersed in the demands of my classes
days merged one into another
 punctuated by outrage at actions in our Capitol.
Life became compressed
wrung dry with fatigue and deadlines
 irritated by procrastination.

Two months ago
my studies ended.

Social Media Certificate in hand 
anxiety over class assignments
an all encompassing
search for employment.

Last week
I lightened the burden
 and stopped
to relish the moment.

For three hours
 I lost myself
 in the Bolz Conservatory
at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.
 Verdant greens and blues 
yellows and reds
of the rainforest
surrounded me
in lush vegetation.
A symphony of birds and insects
wove a blanket of comfort and peace.

Now that I've returned
to the search
the memory of my visit
surrounds me 
with the fragile warmth
of  optimism.

1 comment:

  1. SO happy you were able to lose yourself in optimism and peace. You inspire me to get outside and go!


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