Crocus spears erupting through last autumn's maple leaves, North Cape May, February 6, 2011
Every year, every single year, this surprises me.
So long as I see myself as an organism, a being distinct from the world around me, I suppose it will. I need to work on that.
In the meantime, though, I'll bask in the joy that suffuses my soul when I see the year's first crocus stand erupting from the earth.
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