April 5, 2011

Intrepid Snowdrops

We are used to the symbolism of flowers––red roses for love, white lilies for purity and innocence––but when I walked past the budding snowdrops today and saw them rising out of icy snow, I felt that they could be a symbol for bravery. While other flowers still huddle underground, these delicate-seeming flowers emerge into winter. They are a commonplace reminder that life can go on in the most difficult of conditions, and they tell us to take heart.

1 comment:

  1. yes, bravery! Snowdrops knife through the snow and yet have such delicacy...they are a marvel.