Monday, April 27, 2009

THE HEART OF THE MATTER


Spring forgives winter its harshness, then forgets about it. The unfurling bud has no memory of the painful winds, the grass cannot recall the weight of the frozen drift, the waters pick up their endless waves right where they left off.


Traditionally, spring is thought of as a time of rebirth and renewal, but it occurred to me today to add forgiveness to the list. From now on I will also think of spring as a time for releasing any wounds or injustices, real or perceived, that I've let over-winter in my heart. All this has started a fragment of lyrics by Don Henley playing in my mind.

…been trying to get down
To the heart of the matter
But my will gets weak
And my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think its about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if...

12 comments:

Rose said...

Like the song and like the post...

Quiet Paths said...

What a very beautiful thought regarding forgiveness. I will definitely keep this one going in my daily musings. Thank you...

bobbie said...

Lovely. And I agree it is a time for forgiveness.

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Lin said...

what renewal and growth is possible with just a little forgiveness

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Forgiveness is important, Deb... We need to forgive those who do wrong to us. That doesn't mean that we ACCEPT their wrong-doing. BUT--when we forgive, it's more about US than it is THEM... We need to do it for us--so that we can move on!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Kallen305 said...

Beautiful pictures and words. I never thought of spring as forgivness before and now I do through your words. Very nice and appropriate.

SandyCarlson said...

Even if....Yes. But spring makes it possible to look forward and around but not back.

Shellmo said...

The Eagles (especially Don Henley) were always one of my favorite groups - such beautiful harmonies.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful thoughts on forgiveness, just what I needed this evening! Thanks, Deborah!

Cloudia said...

"Spring forgives winter its harshness, then forgets about it. The unfurling bud has no memory of the painful winds,"
How Wonderful!
Aloha-

Indrani said...

Spring does help erase the harsh memories of winters. The first shot is beautiful.

Dee said...

What a lovely song to have floating through my brain all day- glad I stopped here early!
Thanks!