Daffodils and a Grand Dame

is (1)The world is coming together to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral. That is testimony to humanity and what living history means to so many.

There are many parts that cannot be recreated with exactitude. That leaves room for creating something beyond compare – a testament to human creativity and the search for beauty in today’s world.

I think that’s beautiful.

gary-smith-daffodils-flowers-covered-in-snow-norfolk-ukIt reminds me of the daffodils peeking out from this week’s snow here in Wisconsin. Hope and something wonderous rises despite adversity. Not because of it, but in spite of it. The daffodils in my garden are never the same, year after year, even though they come from the same bulbs. This year they are shorter than last, yet just as plentiful. That may have something to do with the snow. It might have something to do with age. It doesn’t matter – the daffodils blooming now always bring a smile.

isAnd in the fall, I’ll plant more bulbs, eagerly waiting for them to usher in Spring 2020. I am also now saving to  visit Notre Dame Cathedral in 2026 or 2127. With any luck and a whole lot of human heart put into action, that grand dame will open her doors once again.


Happy Eastertide for those who celebrate. May hope rise in all our hearts today and throughout the year.


7 thoughts on “Daffodils and a Grand Dame

    • I love daffodils, Carol. They make me smile every morning when I visit the garden, and every night before go up for the night. Such cheerful flowers. Happy Easter!


    • Me too, Jill. I think it will be something beautiful to see. The fact that the world seems to be coming together to make it happen is inspiring. Now, they can focus not only on beauty and history, but on safety as well. Hopefully the new (with the old) Notre Dame will be standing a thousand years from now.


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