Monday, March 19, 2012
If I had but two loaves of bread,
I would sell one and buy hyacinths,
for they would feed my soul.
I don’t know the author of this charming verse, but I’ve always loved it. Hyacinths definitely feed my soul. I buy them every spring and always stop to smell them as I pass florists or the Korean grocery stores that sell them all around the city. They’re such a welcome sign of spring, which I am always more than ready for. I was born on the first day of spring, so I feel a special connection to this time of year.