I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Daffodils by William Wordsworth
Yesterday as I sunnily skipped through the park, wrapped in my own thoughts about what I still had to do for the day (like polishing my solar panels and writing invitations for my Shine party) I turned a corner and suddenly a whole choir of daffodils sang out an Acapella “Aaaaaaaaah”.
The sound of them bursting through the wind gave me fuzzy chills on my arms and I realised that Spring was on her way back. You see, every year four of my friends (Summer, Autumn, Winter and of course Spring) travel to opposite sides of the world, taking with them a suitcase full of their favourite season things. But because they live forever, they take turns to go to certain poles and countries one at a time, otherwise they would see way too much of each other and we would see them all at the same time which would make for some confusing weather!
Each year on her way, Spring is so excited she can’t keep her suitcase shut until she gets here, so instead she releases a few Daffodil seeds into the wind, that carries them here for an early reminder of her imminent arrival. And it’s this reminder that’s made me feel extra sunny inside (if I could get any sunnier!) today.
Daffodils remind me that a change is coming and although that change means more sun and happy giggles with Spring for me, happiness are also written in the stars for you. BUT if you still need that extra little sunshine to remind you of the changes you wish to come then step out and wander like a cloud, go and find your own choir of daffodils “fluttering and dancing in the breeze”. (And if you live on the other side of the world, then beautiful Autumn will soon be there, with a red fire in her hair and the gift of cosy hot chocolate!)
Wishing you an Acapella treasure trove of daffodil loveliness,