Five Minute Friday
Word Prompt: Bloom
Every morning you greet me
Small and white clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Bless my homeland forever.
It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in Lisa-Jo’s Five Minute Friday but after seeing the word prompt this week, the words to Edelweiss started playing in my heart. I went to YouTube and came across this rendition.
I listened to the beauty and I cried. It was one of those “I’m crying for no reason and every reason ” cries. The best kind of cries, I think.
My family and I had the incredible opportunity to visit Austria (as well as Germany and Italy) just two weeks ago. The beauty of it all is still so fresh. When I was a little girl, my mom and I would cuddle up on the couch and watch the Sound of Music. It’s one of the dearest memories of me and my mom together. Edelweiss was one of my mom’s favorite songs from the film…mine too. Year after year we watched this movie and an affection for grassy Austrian mountaintops took root. A seed was planted in my heart. I’ve carried it with me all my life.
Two weeks ago, I stood on green hills like this.
I watched as puffy clouds rolled over mighty peaks.
I listened in wonder and delight to the constant cowbells ringing in the distance.
The slowly blooming seed inside was home.