Happy spring and nowruz mobarak! My garden is starting to come alive, and I have been enjoying it by spending more time outside among the growing plants. There are also lots of phone calls, emails, and messages today as the first day of spring also marks the Persian new year — my heart goes out to all my friends and family who are celebrating right now.
Spring and all its flowers
Now joyously break their vow of silence.
It is time for celebration, not for lying low;
You too — weed out those roots of sadness from your heart.
The clouds teased me today, rolling in just before the solar eclipse began. I watched as the light took on the glow it gets when the sun is struggling to shine through the clouds. And then, as the moon eclipsed the sun, the clouds opened just enough to watch the process unfold.