On Spring light and life – a blessing

I love how light seeps across the valley at this time of year.

Instead of little pops of green, the trees and hills are starting to pick up the refrain.

And smiling as they do.

Welcoming spring and embracing new life.


Trip your sagging heart
into the vernal gleam;
foot-light that weary body
through the wood-flowers’ desiring breath.
Life is becoming (it will
become you).

Heaven is in a mood
and the blackthorn is showing it;
sap-shifts and chaffinches
and good God
have you seen the primroses?

+ Gideon Heugh, from Naming God, 2023

Pause and breathe deeply… See differently. Re-story 🌿