The Work of Hope

photo by Josh Scholten
photo by Josh Scholten

I long for the bulbs to arrive,
for the early autumn chores are melancholy,
but the planting of bulbs
is the work of hope and is always thrilling.
~May Sarton

photo by Josh Scholten
photo by Josh Scholten


2 thoughts on “The Work of Hope

  1. After reading Sarton’s descriptive thoughts about planting, I had a persistent insight that may seem a little offbeat, but here it is:
    Once the seed of life is planted in the womb through the grand design of God and His co-creators, there is darkness and hidden mystery within as the creators await with hope and joy for the time of birthing and emergence of the new life. What follows is a lifetime of nurturing, love, and development until the new life fulfills its destiny. Eventually, that life will return to the earth and the cycle will continue until all come into the Kingdom.

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