Snowdrops

Last Wednesday 27th January was Holocaust Memorial Day and throughout last week I watched a dramatisation of “The Ann Frank Diaries” on BBC Four.  Having also read the diaries and visited the museum in Amsterdam I found its impact more profound at this particular time.  The situation of the eight Jewish people who were in hiding for two years during 1942-1944 helped me put the isolation and uncertainty we are facing at present into perspective.  Ann’s hopes and dreams were so cruelly crushed with only her father surviving World War II and death in the POW camp.

It has been heartening news to hear that some of our Church Family have had their first vaccine and there is light at the end of the tunnel and we give thanks to all those who have developed and are administering the vaccine.  When we are facing a ‘Dark Day’ let’s remember we have much to look forward to and much to be thankful for.  The Snowdrops are in bloom in my garden bringing Hope and Joy.  

Kathy

The Snowdrop
Many, many welcomes,
February fair – maid!
Ever as of old
Solitary firstling,
Coming in the cold time,
Prophet of the gay time,
Prophet of the May time,
Prophet of the roses
Many, many welcomes
February fair – maid!  

Alfred Lord Tennyson