The afternoon sun fills the valley as the big blue truck drifts along the berm of the Midland Trail. The Spring rain will return but for now the sundrops dance on the surface of the river giving it a magical appearance in my lens. The three rivers are swollen with the rain but not to point if rage. It’s just enough to cover the rocks and make it look more like a lake with three arms. Most of land is fully awake and the Redbud has dropped it’s bloom in favor of the heart shaped leaves. It’s those leaves that caught my attention. Backlit by the sun they seem to hold onto the light in a warm embrace. The light is their life and purpose in this world. Without it they cannot grow. But they can’t survive without the rainy days either. Even on the banks of the three rivers they would wilt and die without a balance of the rain and sun. As I gaze at the glowing leaves they seem to whisper the secret of becoming strong. It’s a balance of embracing the light as it is given and accepting the rain when it falls.
We don’t get to choose between the two and one without the other would be a disaster for us. We have to learn to rejoice in both.
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