The flowers this year have been abundant. By far the most wildflowers we have seen in years. There is just something about spring that brings the promise of new life. I always wonder at the beauty but at the same time it makes me realize that we must take the time to enjoy things while they are here because they last only for a short while. Even the wildflowers.
I saw a prison near Plymouth Rock.
It was overgrown with weeds.
Ragweed and thistle, milkweed and thatch.
They sprang from every crack.
Some day their roots will pry the walls apart.
I won't be around.
But I saw them last summer and they were in bloom.
They were springing up from the wall
With all of the strength they were given to tell the world they were there.
And bees came.
And drank from them.
Just like any garden flower.
They had nectar to give too.
-----Nick Nolte as Lee Umstetter in Weeds-----