Photograph by: Karen Holmes
"Pleasure is the flower that passes;
remembrance, the lasting perfume."
-Jean de Boufflers
My sons have naturally grown up over the years into fine men, but I have held on to their childhood Easter baskets and bring them out at this time of year as a sweet ritual. I smile when I recall their tiny hands clasping the basket handles, and how much joy they expressed in the discovery of their once-a-year celebration of spring and overflowing abundance. Such kind rituals offer us the beauty of being surrounded with deep ongoing connection that understandably moves forward into next generations, and releases a lingering perfume of pleasures.
May you have a weekend of cheerful spring celebrations and rituals that bring you enduring joy.