Bursting buds in cool early morning dew. Just some time ago these were sticks put into the ground looking very dead. But now, such life! The rose has no memory of hard times. We can have great memories for hard times even when all is going really well. Why do that? Our Lord went through hard times so that we could get on to heaven where the grace here turns then into glory. Looking forward is O.K. Do you know someone who’s a bit hopeless? A kind word here or there is so very, very refreshing, bringing life. Our Lady plants us when we’re but sticks and she intercedes and brings us to life.