Monday, 26 March 2012

A cherry blossom moment

Last week I spent over £300 on two new tyres for the car.  This morning, one of them was flat.  The AA man followed the sound of my sobs and came to my rescue.  I limped slowly on my spare tyre back to the garage, and asked them to fit me yet another one; then I walked home, wondering if it was possible for us all to live solely on lentils and oats for a month.

But about twenty minutes later the garage phoned.  There was no puncture.  The tyre had just come away from the wheel rim, had now been re-inflated and was absolutely fine.  I dried my tears and walked back to the garage, blinking in the sunshine.  I smiled at the cherry blossom, vivid pink against the blue sky and wondered how I could possibly have missed it earlier.

Cherry blossom in Leyton

Sometimes, I realised, our mood and well-being makes us more receptive to the loveliness around us than at other times. 

Here's hoping this is the start of a cherry blossom week for all of us.

8 comments:

  1. I LOVE Cherry blossom and I'm so pleased you didn't need to buy yet another tyre! I agree about mood. When you're happy you notice all the small things, flowers, blossom, birds etc but when you're low they seem to escape you x

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  2. Oh yes indeed. I think it is going to be a cherry blossom week. Don't you just hate spending money on cars?

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  3. Ugh, cars, houses, gardens, money pits all. Bah humbug.

    Now I shall take a deep breath and look at your cherry blossom. Then go outside and look at our tulips. That's better.

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  4. Yep, £300 on tires would have you walking along with downcast eyes. I'm very glad there was a happy outcome and you had your blossomy revelation - like you say, here's hoping the rest of the week continues in the same vein x

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  5. Oh dear. It's nearly MOT time.

    Still! Cherry blossom!

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  6. My car had its MOT last week and everything was fine so feeling very "cherry blossom" about my car at the moment. Wishing everyone cherry blossom moments with everything this week.

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  7. I really need a cherry blossom week.

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  8. Oh yes cherry blossoms for me to please!

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