Spring is in full swing when the lilacs bloom, it is one of my favorite scents. It is nothing less than pure simplicity at its best. Where I live the city planted block upon block of lilacs when the city was being developed. They are now massive shrubs towering above the sidewalk and they explode with color and aroma every May. Some residents have tried to tame them but many of shrubs are wild and unruly while being gloriously beautiful in their many shades of purple. Somewhere there is a message in these delicate blossoms. Have you ever inspected a lilac flower? There are tons of little flowerettes clustered five to seven and that cluster is part of more clusters to create the flower we cut for bouquets. They look delicate and fragile yet they are quite the opposite. Packed together they provide protection and strength to the other flowerettes, like a protective community. They are robust and resilient. Possibly I have been drawn to these spectacular flowers for more reasons than their simple beauty and aroma, possibly they have been inspiring me to embrace my wild, beautiful and unruly self!