I am not your run-of-the-mill girl… whatever I do is “different”, “out of the ordinary”. I love eating ice cream in winter; I love walking bare feet where people spend thousands on foot wear, in a media crazy world, I hate watching TV!!!! But one thing about me is so unoriginal and that is my love for spring. But I just cannot help it. I really, honestly and truly love it and can’t suppress my feelings. Why? Because it is so beautiful and great in all its manifestations! the colours, the freshness, the flowers, the butterflies… everything about it just makes you want to spring out of bed and march off to wherever you are headed with a smile on your face. As i step out in the big bad world I can’t but help smile when there appear buds on trees and grass starts to grow after winter sleep, and it is so fresh and bright. Spring is the time when everything awakes and develops. Everything in nature becomes renovated and gets ready for productive, active and warm months.
As the crisp Spring air touches the earth she wakes from her long winter slumber. As she scrubs her eyes and stretches herself she receives the warm sunshine and dew drops that gives drink to flower buds and seedlings. She takes a deep breath, and on her exhale the leaves on trees unfurl like tiny flags heralding her revival as baby animals tumble forth, trumpeting the good news to all who will listen. Even though it happens this way every year, I stand in awe as I am reborn with the earth and all its flora and its fauna. When all nature appears to be an astounding affirmation of the resilience, richness, and plain, perfect beauty of life It becomes virtually impossible to say No to anything!!! Its like the word No does not exist!!! I find myself saying yes to things I would normally refuse. I feel many years younger several pounds lighter without doing anything (except of course getting rid of multiple layers of clothes and socks and beenies and jackets). And the colours!!!!!!!!!! The austere whites, browns and greys of winter give way to warm and vibrant hues of the rainbow.
Springtime inspires us to change just like the earth, release the past, and give birth to new ideas, new friendships, and new perspectives. I find myself swapping stairs for the lift, dancing for swaying to music, singing more, laughing more… everything positive becomes charged and infectious!!!! There’s music in the air from the crack of dawn! Birds chirping happily before the sun is up to wish us a good morning, the wind in the air making the leaves hiss as they sway to the rhythm of the breeze, little puppies urging you to wakey and take them for a walk… how can you not smile!!!
Spring is in the air and I loooooooooooooooove it!!!! Spring…… beautiful, wonderful, majestic, fantastic, tantalizing, glorious, melodious, joyful, breathtaking, uplifting, happy, magnificent, colourful, tasteful, memorable, fragrant, aromatic, sweet, beautiful… Spring