It is finally warming up and gardens are beginning to show signs of Spring. So excited! So much to admire when cherry blossoms, peonies and ranunculus blooms are in season. It's the perfect time to bring nature in. But this Spring I'm feeling a little bit less romantic and preferring minimal arrangements, finding beauty in branches and greens rather than flowers. It got me thinking about purity, quiet, and the need to start fresh.
Simplifying life has been a focal point in conversation of late. Every so often, I find it necessary to evaluate the essential things in my life and do away with what is weighing on me. I am not sure if this periodic renewal happens on at random or if my mind cyclically reaches a maximum capacity for BS and starts sending me signals to stop and reassess. Either way, here I am.
In a time when we are so saturated with information, messages, opinions and speculation, it is critical to make the time to silence the noise and listen to yourself. In that space you find the room to breathe, to think clearly and dream of what could be. That is enough to inspire my seasonal release of mental clutter, and likely the reason that lately, the purity in an olive branch arrangement is trumping a floral bouquet.