Friday, 24 February 2012
It is the custom to empty the church of flowers
during the period of lent
so as we were leaving after the Ash Wednesday service
which I commented on in my previous post,
a friend was taking away the beautiful arrangements
of spring flowers
which had decorated the church up 'til then.
She generously gave me this earthenware pot of tulips.
Before going to church I'd said to hubby that
when we came back I would need
to buckle down and get some housework done.
Instead I couldn't wait to grab whatever materials
I could lay my hands on,
(without actually tidying anything in the studio,)
and escape the chaos and the cold in there
to spend a few happy hours in the dining room.
Just me and the tulips.
This mirrors something of the Lenten season.
At one and the same moment
solemn and refective
as we remember the path to the cross,
whilst threaded through with the
of it's outcome.
(I caught up with the housework today!)