The Lesson of Spring Soil



Soil slides aside allowing an emergence.

Flower seed breaks, becoming resurrected

over the reasons and chances that it might not


make it or shouldn’t come.

Alive it rises, a new life, a new

colorful character in the neighborhood.


Sustained by the power of the sun, earth knows

how to welcome the stranger:

food provided, room is made—


a warm loving home to the foreigner.

Yes to new life. Yes to self-sharing.

Praise for earth knowing and role-modeling:


It’s actually quite natural to boldly give

radical hospitality.


-Julia Walsh (original post found here)

Julia Walsh FSPA is a high school religion teacher and blogger found online at


Photo Credit: Flickr


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