held her grandmotherís hand as they walked through the park. "Grandmother,
this is my favorite time of year. I love spring."
"Why do you love spring, Chin-Lu?"
"I love the cherry blossoms, baby
birds, bumblebees, and the sunshine," Chin-Lu answered.
"Isnít it nice that we have
different seasons. Imagine if it was always winter. What if it stayed the
same all year long?" Grandmother said.
"I wouldnít like that. I donít want
to have snow on the ground all year long. I donít want to have autumn
leaves all the time either. I like it when the seasons are different. If
it was winter all the time weíd never have butterflies or dragonflies,"
"Do you see those butterflies
fluttering about in the cherry blossoms?" Grandmother asked.
"I see two butterflies and one
dragonfly. They arenít the same either. They are different," Chin-Lu
"Even the butterflies are different.
One has blue wings. The other has orange wings, but they are both
butterflies," Grandmother explained.
"Can we have our picnic now? Iíd
like to sit under the cherry blossoms and watch the dragonflies and
butterflies," Chin-Lu said.
"Weíll stop right here. We can see
the pond from here too. Look at the fish swimming about. They are all koi,
but some have more orange and some have more white. They are different.
Thatís what makes everything unique and beautiful. Nothing is the same,"
"I love spring," Chin-Lu giggled.
They ate their picnic and enjoyed the beautiful things in the park.