Friday, April 22, 2011

A Bright Green Good Friday

Today is a purely personal post for me.  I am writing it just for pleasure.  In my own little corner of the world birds are chirping after a refreshing overnight rainfall.  It's all new, again, and they are celebrating the newness as they sing, call and respond to each other.

My window is open and the fresh cool air is there for the taking.  Just-planted blooms are all perked up and the long established ones look new.  It is Good Friday.  It is Earth Day. 

Good Friday is a dark, somber occasion in many respects.  It feels grey and drab to most.  Good Friday services are quiet and reflective.  Once we have the whole story, however,...the one Nature tells, the one the Bible tells, the one Life tells....Good Friday is just a step along the way.

All of us have times and issues we wish would hurry on past and get out of our experience.  Even if we are old enough and wise enough to know it is all just part of our path and the best is yet to come, we still never relish our own Good Fridays.  We often wonder why we have been forsaken, why we are suffering so.

And then comes morning!  The mourning is over.  Weeping may have endured for the night but joy DOES come in the morning. 

May we take this Earth Day seriously, and may we take it lightly and joyfully too.  May we open our windows, literally and figuratively, and go outside and relish in all that Mother Earth has for us today.  May we contribute to her well being and not to her demise.  Clean up, recycle, plant, grow, reuse, garden, celebrate, forgive, forget, create, write, paint, sing. 

We are here to enjoy life, to walk through the somber times always knowing joy is ahead... and to leave everything better than we found it.

Enjoy this special day!


  1. And I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!

  2. Beautiful post and reminder of the uniqueness of this day. Thank you.

  3. Thanks for sharing this! Happy easter as well too! I like the shot with the flower!...Daniel

  4. @Domestic Not Dead, It is s unique day. Like most of life it can be viewed with a heart full of doom and sorrow, a heart full of hope.

  5. @Daniel, Thanks for the comment. The beautiful camellia is growing in my back yard.

  6. I hope you have a great Easter weekend! You need to send some of that nice weather this way ;)

  7. Would if I could. Sitting out in the sunshine now. Thanks for your visit.

  8. Well put, Sandra. I remember a friend who faced Passion Week with the remark "It may be Friday, but Sunday's a-comin'"


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