April 24th, 2011
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s PARTY!’”
I made a poster once with this quote on it when I was an RA, and put it in the elevator lobby on our floor. My co-RA told me it was a terrible quote to put up during dead week on a college campus, that the last thing students needed was to be thinking about partying. He was cranky and serious when he told me that. I knew what he meant, but I still had to laugh. I don’t think there’s ever been a bad time to appreciate the miracle of renewal and color and bloom that is Spring—not even when you should be studying for finals.
“…our despair He turned to blazing joy.”
~John Geyer, “We Know That Christ Is Raised”
I’ve always loved that line. Blazing joy!
Happy Easter and a blessed Spring to you!