Lent, Early Spring

By Sr. Kay McMullen, SND

Lent, early spring –
a time for quiet growth.
It’s time to pay attention to small things –
grasses along the path
a carpet of miner’s lettuce between road and creek
seven deer resting in the shade of redwoods
ferns growing in the rock wall at the side of the road
and a tiny waterfall flowing from the rock.