Friday, March 26, 2010


Do you ever suddenly notice the beauty around you? It would appear that Spring has cast its spell where I live, bringing a sudden burst of bloom that I had been oblivious to just a few days ago. This morning, on my way to work, I smelt fragrant jasmine making its way across my cement city. Jasmine always makes me think of warm days and open-aired cinema screenings under the stars.

There’s no holding back the season now that Spring is knocking with all it's breathtaking beauty. Indeed, it's my favorite time of the year. There’s nothing like a dash of colour to brighten up our gloomy grey lives.

Sorry, I had to add that about the “gloomy grey lives”. Why do I always need to add my own bit of rot, skepticism and darkness to counter the freshness of what is beautiful?

* Claude Monet’s “Le Printemps” (Springtime) is dated 1872 and features his first wife, Camille, seated on the lawn beneath lilac bushes. Don’t you just love the dappled sunlight on her dress? I wonder what she is reading. It is at the Walters Art Museum but not on view.


Robin said...

If you hadn't added the last about the gloomy grey lives, I might have thought a hacker had taken over your page.... Good to know it's really you blogging:-)

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Mary,

Actually, that's what makes your blog so interesting .. you're real. It takes alot of courage to be like that. Some of us would die for that characteristic. That's a beautiful painting. Have a good weekend!