Last week I cut back the dry branches from the borders. As I do so, I see the new shoots already emerging from the soil. These plants are so privileged. They can start anew each year. Each year they get new stems, new leaves, new flowers; everything tight and crisp. Oh how I wish if that could happen to me too.
A few days later my wish already is being fulfilled as a young woman approaches me. She definitely is still “in her spring time”. She looks pretty in her makeup but inaccessible because of her beauty too. “May I apply some of our new strong lifting cream? The bags under your eyes will disappear like snow in the sun”. Bags? I think astonished and immediately sit myself in the chair.
The woman applies the cream under one eye only. After the cream has dried the young women shows me how I look in the mirror. Indeed, the one eye is completely tightened. I ask her the price of this cream. She tells me. But for that amount of money, I can buy a stainless steel spade plus a pair of garden gloves (!) So, I pop out of the chair and thank her kindly for the demonstration.
With one tight eye and the other baggy one I walk on. But the strong lifting cream pulls harder and harder on my eye. Soon it feels much too tight!
In despair, I wipe a wet finger under my eye. Finally ... what a relieve! Next I take a selfie to see what my eye really looks like. Simply terrible! It looks as if I have been crying a whole night and all the tears have dried up under my eye. And all this is happening on one eye only!
I will allow my plants a new spring, everything tight and crisp. But for me, I will just have to go to bed a little bit earlier!
Spring. Tulips for sale everywhere.
Spring. Hellebores in my garden.
Spring. New leafs on the trees.
Spring. Fresh leafs.
Spring. Crocuses starting to flower.
Spring. In a few weeks time the forget me not will flower again.
Spring. On the kitchen table.
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