Palms.

Today is Palm Sunday.  I hate when Easter comes this early in the year.  On my walk today I observed that very few people have decorated their homes for Easter.  I’m guessing they are just burnt out from the long Winter and no Spring feeling is in the air…no feelings of new beginnings.  I saw that surly-looking robin again today.  I passed Christ the Good Shepherd Church as people were pouring out, clutching their palms; some used their palms as makeshift Bible bookmarks.  Through the years we would get a piece of palm from Mrs. Elmore and then Marge and tuck the fresh one in a picture frame.  It all seems so long ago.  There is a brittle palm on my mom’s high boy which must be fifteen years old.  Today Holy Week starts and we have a new Pope … and … hope.  Yesterday, oh to be a fly on the wall when the two Popes broke bread together.  I wonder what they spoke about?  A former Pope and current Pope meeting one another is an event that has not transpired in over 1,600 years!  I was deep in thought about their tete-a-tete when two squirrels chasing each other, and quite oblivious to my presence, nearly ran me over.  Then they saw me and panicked and I held my breath that they wouldn’t dash into the street.   I couldn’t look.   Then I heard nails clicking as they scampered past me and clambered up the nearest tree.  I let out my breath again.  I saw some more tulips pushing through the still, snow-covered earth while on today’s stroll.  Hope springs eternal.  Better enjoy today’s walk since the weatherman says we are getting one or two inches of snow tonight.  It will be a snowy Passover tomorrow.  I’ll channel some positive thoughts: 

Life is a very narrow bridge between two eternities. Be not afraid.–Rabbi Nachman of Braslav

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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