End of January in Rome
Mimosa in Bloom January 25th
In this time of sadness (see ‘In Memoriam’), it is heartening to return to Rome and find it warm and sunny with a feeling of spring in the air. This morning the sun was shining in a clear blue sky and on the way to the market, we saw a beutiful sight: Mimosa trees in full bloom. This is early even in Rome I’m told. The Nespole (see ‘Nespole or Loquats’) trees have already flowered and are now sporting tiny green fruits. Trees loaded with oranges are to be seen everywhere.
It is a comforting feeling after the death of a family member to remember that life is cyclical. Like plants which die in the fall and revive again in the spring, our energy when we die is not lost but transmuted into another form. Those of you who think I’m being romantic, go check out the laws of Physics!
BTW. Just in case you’re wondering, I can’t figure out why the central paragraph is highlighted in yellow but since I’m writing about oranges, maybe I won’t waste time trying to fix it.
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