In response to the movement of our small blue planet around the sun, the bare trees begin to clothe themselves with the finery of spring.
The burgeoning joy of this humble twig can be seen, as it’s barely hidden latency is revealed once more.
That there is a shimmering vitality to this simple vista is beyond question.
Within the visible outward motion of leaf and flower, the story of that first great expression of being is being retold.
The spiralling expansion of universal matter continues and opens in so many forms and ways.
We too are part of that process, and our sapient eyes gaze with awe upon the manifest creation that surrounds us.
This, is the joy of living.
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