"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant."
"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."
--Rainer Maria Rilke
Here is my favorite spring sight: last year my husband and I planted a tiny tree for our 20th anniversary. It broke once over the summer, but it did bloom in its miniscule way. Then it looked like an unimpressive stick all winter. But here it is, ready to bloom again! This is why spring may be the best of seasons--it's all about promise and potential. I have high hopes for my little tree!