But, under the pavements trembling like a pulse…there will be something growing like a flower, something bursting from the earth again, forever deathless, faithful coming into life again like April.

Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again

It is March, almost Spring on the calendar, but we are covered in snow. It is beautiful and the snow days are lovely times to catch up on reading, playing, napping, baking, snowshoeing… but I’m ready for some bursting out of new life. I’m ready for Lent to be over. I’m ready for color and warmth.

Lent is 40 days for a reason, it is long enough to change our hearts and lives. It is long enough for us to feel a pause in our lives. It is long enough to reflect on how we might want to live differently. There is something under us, within us, trembling like a pulse of new life.

I hope you are looking for it, searching for it, maybe even finding it.