A (Short) Story about Spring
When she came through the door, she handed me a small wooden charm.
It was a colorful shamrock shape, tied with red and white striped string.
“We wear these in my country when we are waiting for spring to come.”
“What a lovely tradition!” I said, as I took it from her hands.
After the party I pinned my charm to my coat as a sweet reminder of the couple I had just met from Romania.
Later I looked up the tradition of these small charms and found this description:
The Martisor, a spring token, a tiny adornment tied with a red and white entwined cord presented on March 1, celebrates the arrival of spring. It is believed to bring joy.
To Bring Joy.
Friends, I am all about traditions that bring joy.
Each day, when I put on my coat and walk out into the blistery March winds, I smile when I see The Martisor. My spring token from a new friend.
What do you do to celebrate spring?