There are always flowers

Henri Matisse once said, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” This is true even in the darkest of times and this week was a test for me.  After the House passed #TrumpDon’tCare, I found myself stunned in much the same way I felt the day after the election.  The continual analysis, pleas for money, chock full email inbox and rising worry made me double down on two things.  First, I spent a bunch of time being quiet and still.  The silence calmed me, slowed the growing upset and in the end, reminded me to look for the hopeful, which is the second thing I did.

Ruth Krauss & Maurice Sendak

And then, quite by surprise, I came across these words by Amy Krouse Rosenthal in her book Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life.  They gave me just the jolt I needed to regroup and find a few good things to do this week.

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