'If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.' ~ Eleanora Duse


One day the sun came out.

Well... it seemed a long time since she shone her brilliant face...

It was as if the curtain lifted and the orchestra began to play - Everything came alive!

The birds sang madly... the air was exhilaratingly fresh... and all the colours of nature became intensely brillant!

Where did these little pink buds come from? And all these happy yellow daffodils?...

The sun came out to play and all of life played along with her...

Awake, thou wintry earth -

Fling off thy sadness!

Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth

Your ancient gladness!

~Thomas Blackburn