Like the lotus, the skunk cabbage grows from decay and seemingly uninhabitable conditions. The plant breaks through frozen ground, serving as the start of spring’s symphony in northern Indiana.
Posted on May 28, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.
Ann Hostetler teaches English and creative writing at Goshen College. She is the author of “Empty Room with Light: Poems,” editor of “A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry” and co-editor of the Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing at www.mennonitewriting.org. In her free time, she walks or rides on the Mill Race and teaches a weekly yoga class at Spacious Heart Yoga.
In Along the Race, Ann writes about Goshen's Mill Race Trail as a place where people and nature intersect in an urban environment.