Monday, May 2, 2011

All the Little Live Things

As you can see, Everyday Magic is once again sporting a new suit. I've always loved this template - all the bookshelves on the background. I was thinking about saving it until September, when school begins, but obviously I have changed my mind. I simply couldn't resist.

Unless you live in the far north countries or the southern hemisphere, you will have noticed that Spring has begun to make her annual appearance on Nature's stage. It's usually a quiet piece of blocking - a couple steps onto the back of the stage as Winter is finishing his final soliloquy. Sometimes she will slip into the wings again, but always she returns, each time appearing closer and closer to the spotlight, until Winter can no longer maintain his place. They have a bit of dialogue together, and Winter puts up a good fight - but always he is forced to leave the stage in the end and let Spring have her moment of glory.

I love watching this part of the Seasonal Play. I delight in watching Spring's chorus line dance onto the stage - all the Little Live Things that come with her appearance. The singing birds, the blossoming flowers, the green growing grass, the sweet-smelling buds, the bright blue sky, the fresh winds and new rain - all beneath the gaze of the smiling sun by day and a sea of stars by night. Such a beautiful cast dancing across such a dazzling stage! And all happening just beyond your doorstep. What a miracle!

This performance is happening beneath your very feet, and before your very eyes. However, this play does not come with a playbill or ticket which you could take home to attest to your attendance. You have only yourself and the play. I encourage you not to let it pass by. Go out into the world, dance on that same stage with the Little Live Things that have returned to your world once again. Be part of Spring's entourage before she gives way to Summer. It is a beautiful season, filled with more magnificence and mystery than any man-made production could claim. "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." Go don the beauty of the lilies, rejoice in the new birth of the new season, and become one of the Little Live Things of the world Spring has created.

'Til next time, my friends - blessings go with you. 


  1. I saw a perfect little robin's egg shell while walking to work the other morning and thought, "This is something Rachel would appreciate." I enjoy your blog so much. Have a great summer!

  2. Oh Rachel, you always paint the best pictures in my mind! I was walking to school the other day and saw the sweetest sunset and a robin just singing in the morning air, and I thought of you. You always put a smile on my face, no matter what is going on. See you soon!