Things are not right in the world.
You cannot hear the news without heartbreak.
There is unspeakable suffering
that we inflict upon one another
and the planet
directly and by our inaction.
But on this day
when a rainbow of greens among the trees
brushes against the eggshell-sky;
and when a scent is so sweet
stops you in your tracks
and the canary-yellow of tulips
stuns you into a second glance,
both are true:
pain and beauty.
Suffering and love coexist.
Drink you, all