Welcome spring has arrived
April 14, 2019

The change of the seasons brings to mind many emotions. Happiness, renewal, reflecting. There is also a certain nostalgia one experiences during the changing of the seasons. When fall arrives, we fall in love with the colors; the autumn leaves turn yellow and red and every color in between, like nature's own campfire, lighting up the sky. Then the leaves turn brown and fall to our feet, and we can't help but miss the fire in the sky that seemed like just yesterday.

As we go about our lives, we often forget the beauty of the seasons around us. Fall leaves, blankets of snow, flowers blossoming, the heat of the summer sun. That is, until the seasons change and all we are left with is the memories of what was.

As we welcome spring, it is worth taking a pause. Breathe in the smells of nature coming to life. Perhaps you will feel humbled by the simple elegance of the flowers blossoming around you. A passage from "The Handmaid’s Tale" by Margaret Atwood perfectly summarizes the emotions that bloom with spring. “There is something subversive about this garden… a sense of buried things bursting upwards, wordlessly, into the light, as if to point, to say: Whatever is silenced will clamour to be heard, though silently.”

What is it that you have buried in your mind? What is it that you would like to reflect on? Like a flower is a sign of nature's subtle strength, grow bravely and always look up towards the sky. There is beauty all around us. Take it in.

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