My overwhelming thought was two fold. First: Humans are always looking for signs, for proof of things, for direction, for encouragement that they are on the right track. Humans especially yearn for these signs from the Heavens, or from God, or the Universe. Well, if we are looking for a sign, the Cordate shaped leaves all around us just might be it. (Isn't it sweet of the universe to communicate with us in a modern 'emoticon' kind of way that its sure we'll understand no matter which language we speak?) There are hearts all over the plants, what should we gather from this? For those of you who know me, this is going to shock you a little but ....I think the universe is saying: Love really 'IS the answer,' love really IS 'all around,' what people really need IS 'more love'... you get the idea. Maybe that verse in Corinthians that they always read at weddings isn't just about romance, maybe it's about life and how we conduct ourselves. Maybe the 'greatest of these' really is love. When you get to the bottom of why people want to give, to help, etc, there is love. People want to give more love because many times people want to receive more love and as a result love, not money, becomes the answer to a world of hurt. Our best moments are motivated by love in some form. Think of your power as an individual if you were brave enough to always act out of love, think about how we could mobilize people or institute change with the power of love. Love is not risk free, but its returns are infinite. If we are looking for a sign, if we need some direction, we've got it....It's not in the stars...it's in the trees.
"Time is how you spend your love." Zadie Smith