MacArthur’s Park is Melting…

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” Luther Burbank

After a long, gray winter, I finally clawed my way out of the seasonal depression I experienced. With it, came anxiety like I have never experienced before. The sun came out, the flowers bloomed and my mood lifted. I also shed the three pounds I gained because of carb cravings.

Almost every day I take a walk with my pooches. I bring the phone or camera along for when a photo-op happens. Seeing so many flowers this spring really did brighten my mood.

I really love this quote:

“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” Luther Burbank

One day, I noticed my neighbor’s azalea bush and immediately thought of a cake. That reminded me of the song MacArthur Park originally sung in 1968 by actor Richard Harris. The azalea bush looked like a cake with its icing (the flowers)…

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