Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Red Amaryllis and Resurrection

The red amaryllis bud started to open on April 6.

It reached full bloom during holy week. 

I love the way the sunlight shines through the petals. 

She reaches her full beauty on Good Friday. 

Practice Resurrection.

That's a line from Wendall Berry's "Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front."
I practice resurrection when I see what has been brought to life right in front of me.
When I see leaves bright with new green.
When I see velvet petals unfold until they are a burst of brilliance.
How does the amaryllis know when to bloom?
She is acquainted with the mystery of resurrection.

For the full text of Wendall Berry's poem, go here.

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