In May, she quietly houses Northern Cardinals, but in October, she sets herself aflame in autumn color.
Can you believe the difference? In one season, this bush serves a particular quiet purpose. In another season, everything about her--even her look--changes.
I think about this particular season when I feel aflame with a stressful schedule, too many writing projects (all good!), grading deadlines (not fun!), speaking events (all exciting!), and parenting challenges (all challenging!). It feels red with energy and pace.
It didn't help that I had a fever for two days and now feel two days behind.
My husband reminds me that it's a season. I'll have my quiet May. I'll have my deep green, soothing, shaded May.
Besides, red has its own astonishing beauty if I just step back and take it all in.
Are you in a stressful season?