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We may not be such witnesses right now, spending so much time indoors, but my god: what loveliness there is in the world.

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Look at these colors! Look at these shapes! They stop me in my tracks.

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(This is not meant to be a blog about flowers; how could it be, when I know so little about them? And I worry often about giving the impression that I’m trying to Pollyanna all our sadness away, which I promise I’m not at all interested in doing.)

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Really, I meant to write a completely different post today. I think I had something interesting to say. Yet sometimes I go for a walk and I just can’t see straight for the gorgeousness that spills out and surrounds me. Today was one of those days.

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I know I’m lucky to live in a beautiful place. I know I’m lucky to have a place to walk. I want you to know I’m not trying to brag about either, when I know so many folks can’t go outside right now. All I’m trying to do is to remind us that no matter what we’re experiencing, the world’s wonder continues on.

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Let that sink in: the world’s wonder just continues right along.

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It’s there, growing and doing its thing. Colorful blooms in the spring; the sultry, long nights of summer; leaves on the ground once autumn settles in; snow and ice months from now: magic we cannot begin to measure.

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And it will be there, when we’re ready to return to it, no matter how long that takes.

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