Tulips | East Wenatchee, WA | April 2020

(Tired of tulip pics? If not, you will be by the end of this blog post.) Early bloomers, these bulbiferous beauties daub blazing color across drab backyards. For two weeks they’re the life of the party — too loud, too flashy, probably drinking too much. Then they wise up, as many of us do, to shed dazzle for discernment. They instead focus on boosting health, conserving energy, keeping a lower profile. They turn inward to thrive. It’s a lesson we should all learn, but will we? As my old friend Arceen used to say, “The message is clear. It’s me that’s murky.”

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