Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns,
one ha’ penny,
two ha’ penny,
hot cross buns.
Some things are better for being temporary. Warm weather came to northern Indiana yesterday and I, as I pushed my convertible top into the trunk of my roadster, rationalized that a warm day with budding crocus seemed even sweeter when contrasted with the ice and snow that has recently melted. Those are the kind of thoughts some folks have when they can’t overcome inertia and move to a more temperate clime.
I headed to the dentist with an ache in my jaw. After an x-ray, he ordered Penicillin and scheduled me for gum surgery late next week. That was the bad news. The good news is that there is a store nearby that fills antibiotic prescriptions for free. Sun warmed my face and wind tangled my hair as I drove there. However temporary my lower teeth might be, I was determined to do what it takes to enjoy them for as long as possible.
While waiting for the pharmacy to fill the prescription, I browsed the grocery department and there they were—hot cross buns. How could I forget their heirloom taste of currents, raisins and spices? How could I pass up the chance to enjoy them for the fleeting amount of time they appear each year? They are like the budding crocus. They are here temporarily and that makes them even better—kind of like life. As Gleason said, “How sweet it is.”
(The new masthead image is from photographer, James E. Miller, Willowgreen.)
Mary Ann said:
Viewing your post with one eye due to a problem with the other one, I agree with you…enjoy what you have as long as you have it! A one eyed view of your crocuses is enough to make me smile all over. As for the weather analogy, I think perspective is working with my eye issues, too. Nearly 4 years ago, due to a degenerative corneal disease, I had lost a great deal of my vision. I was blessed with transplants from 2 donors I will never know except in gratitude. When my eye started hurting a couple of days ago, my first reaction was concern about the transplants. Finding that both are healthy and intact, I am much better able to deal with what I hope is a temporary issue.
I think I need a trip to Central Market, too. 🙂
I enjoyed your post, a reminder of the importance of living in the moment and savoring the blessings around us. Keep enjoying life’s special joys and good luck with your dental surgery!
PS..I met you in Austin at SCN conference, attended your inspirational blogging session and sat next to you at dinner Sunday night (to your left!)
Mmmmm. hot cross buns :^)
The masthead is beautiful!
Sending my best for your upcoming surgery, been there, done that, it only hurts for a little while :^)
Crocus, a convertible, and hot cross buns: that is sweet. I’ve never had hot cross buns, but I’m going today to Central Market to get some. Thanks for the idea.