Back in January, my friend Chris gave me an amaryllis bulb for my birthday.
It took me a while to find some potting soil. (Target and Home Depot apparently consider it a “seasonal item.”) But within a couple of weeks I’d planted the bulb—and within a couple of months, it bloomed.
Today I was rewarded with a beautiful harbinger of spring.
How ironic that today I was also reminded that Chris is moving away: He and his wife leave for Paris in mid-April. What a shame that I’ll miss them by only a couple of weeks.
That’s the lesson of spring, I guess: Every year is a new beginning, every season a new chapter.
Best wishes to you and Silke, Chris, as you start this new chapter.