First Hyacinth Bloom

Today is Groundhog Day, Candlemas Day in the Catholic calendar, and Imbolc or Saint Brigid’s Day in the Celtic calendar. Today is the day that my first hyacinth began to bloom. A sure sign of the coming season.

Change happens all the time. We mark the passages of time with celebrations such as Saint Brigid’s Day or a birthday or Saint Valentine’s Day. So we fail to notice the constant change, the flow, the flux we live in. This in-breath. This out-breath. This blink of the eyelids.

The hyacinth is budding one floret at a time. Change.

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