I completely missed sending out Christmas cards, and while I know a lot of people don't bother with them, I still wanted to. But at the time, I was working full time at the university and part time at the movie store and had very little time to design, create, and mail a whole bunch of cards. So I'm sending them out for Easter instead, and this has the added plus of a timely note to family and friends that we're moving. I'm having the worst time getting good pictures today, ones that actually capture the soft pastel color of the cards, but a couple of these still turned out to be shareable. I used the leftover paper from my graduation announcements, some green card stock paper, and a stamp my mom gave me for my birthday. I'm sending these to friends and relatives that live out of town and out of state--the people I hardly get to see.
I love the quotation on the stamp, as noted in my title: "The amen of nature is always a flower." While I often found Emerson to be a bit on the pompous and irrational side, I can't deny that he has a gift with turning a good phrase, and the thought captured in this one is perfect for this season. If "amen" is taken for its meaning of "let it be" in addition to its more religious connotations, then we can read this phrase to mean that nature says "let it be" with these beautiful, delicate things that spring to life from the smallest seed.
It is beautiful, no?
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