It has been a cold spring--really cold--maybe the coldest on record. The late spring wildflowers, like camas, were wilting over in one area we hiked. They were like, "Um, what the hell is this? Someone told us it was May, quote unquote. Spring, quote, unquote. Obviously that was wrong."
The early spring wildflowers, however, are absolutely abundant! Triumphant! Loud, and PROUD! They're doing that "threading the needle" dance move, singing "We rock, we roll, we be the king of the world."
"Now there are some things we all know, but we don't take'm out and look at'm very often. We all know that something is eternal. And it ain't houses and it ain't names, and it ain't earth, and it ain't even the stars...everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings. All the greatest people ever lived have been telling us that for five thousand years and yet you'd be surprised how people are always losing hold of it. There's something way down deep that's eternal about every human being."