Via SW Radio Africa, Eddie Cross waxes poetic on the beautiful spectacle of springtime in Zimbabwe (flowering Jacaranda, Flamboyant, Acacia, Bougainvilea, etc.). He suggests that we take a page from the book of nature and and look beyond the terrible economic and political conditions that exist on the ground (analagous to the dry parched conditions that exist in the countryside following the long dry season) and that we summon the faith to work for a political rejuvenation analagous to the rejuvenation of nature brought by the spring rains:
"This period – just before the rains and when it is so hot and arid after 6 months of dry weather, is a time of faith for all nature. They have no knowledge of El Nino or any other impediment to the coming wet season; they trust their instincts and the turn of the seasons.
Perhaps we could take a leaf out of their book and trust our instincts rather than what we see on the ground. Believe in the turning of the seasons and the inevitable changes that must come and bring with them life – sometimes in a rush, the brown flood waters sweeping down the dry river beds, sometimes like last night – gentle rains that presage the new season and with it new life."
Read Eddie Cross's whole essay, "Spring in Zimbabwe".