One of the things I love most about Spring is LILACS! I love the color! I love the smell! I love seeing them and now, I love that they grow in abundance in my own yard! I feel lucky! I feel blessed! I feel privileged that I have lilacs to enjoy! And because I live in this warm southern town, I get to enjoy them almost a month earlier than I would have where I previously lived further north. Instead of "Mother's Day" lilacs, I get "Birthday" lilacs (as its my birthday this coming Saturday!!) My fave Spring flower for my fave time of year!
He comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue. ~Job 14:2
As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. Psalm 103:15-16
Though they arrive fast, full of color & smell lilacs unfortunately wither & fade just as fast, especially if you cut them to enjoy indoors. It is a good reminder that some of the most beautiful things in life are meant to be enjoyed for just a short time, but if you wait for it & put it off, the moment will truly pass you by.