The beginning of summer is here! Memorial Day is upon us, school is out, and the weather is perfect for a day at the beach or at the pool. I love this time of year not only for these reasons but because it signals the blossoming of the lotus. Yesterday I took my first trip of the season to visit the the lotus pond at The Huntington Library. I was happy to find the first few flowers and dozens of buds, soon to open. This is the analogy of the lotus that I appreciate most, knowing that after a long winter the dormant seeds laying at the bottom of the muddy pond will always spring forth, rise high above the surfaced, and blossom into the most beautiful full flowers. As in life, after months of patient preparation our plans come together, producing our anticipated results. Now is the time to bask in the sun, enjoy your accomplishments and revel in the beauty that is life.
Congratulations to all of the recent graduates and best wishes as you embark on your next endeavor!