Tulips

Tulips must have been the first of God’s flowers. They hold his mark.

c.e.hollis

Sun shines on tulips and they open to the warmth of it. When the sun sets they close and rest. Each day the petals open wider in the sunlight until finally the petals hang backwards. Night comes and they don’t close. They have learned that even the night is warm to one who loves it.

I love the idea that tulips are shy of life at first but later learn to not be timid, to face life full on, to go for life with open arms and an open heart. So before their time is up and they wilt and drop their petals among the green stems and leaves they have learned to grasp every bit of life. Some life they didn’t use up but treasured deeply in their hearts, they have stored in their bulbs. So even when they are faded and gone, they bloom again in other people. They leave that legacy and someday they will share it.

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