I looked out the kitchen window and there they were! I can always count on chives to appear every year even if they become dormant. There is a sense of comfort in knowing they return, ready to exude their fresh taste and smell. Maybe some will appear in ricotta chive bread to welcome the spring.
Come, let us return to the Lord; for it is he who has torn, and he will heal us; he has struck down, and he will bind us up. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him. Let us know, let us press on to know the Lord; his appearing is as sure as the dawn; he will come to us like the showers, like the spring rains that water the earth. Hosea 6:1-3