March is the Month of Expectation

March is the Month of Expectation.
The things we do not know – 
The Persons of prognostication
Are coming now – 
We try to show becoming firmness – 
But pompous Joy
Betrays us, as his first Betrothal
Betrays a Boy. 
~Emily Dickinson

What a way to start SOL 19 with the brilliant Emily Dickinson! Snow is falling gently this morning but this poem rings so true. My perspective begins to change, I realize how the dull gray winter days affect my moods. But they begin to lift with this Month of Expectation.

Walking the other day I noted tiny green sprouts popping through the raised cracked (cracked raised?) mulch but I couldn’t help but wonder if this new fragile growth would survive the coming weeks when the lion of winter is still roaring. Hope is different from expectation.







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