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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
SPRING IS BUSTIN' OUT ALL OVER: CINDY SPEERS
Probably everyone associates Spring with new beginnings, and a lot of the posts you’ll be reading about will have that theme. It’s inevitable…January might be the first of the year and when we make resolutions to be better at something, but when the weather turns warm, to me, it feels like a whole world of possibilities have just opened up.
(Me, I resolve every spring to actually keep the lawn cut. And, like all good resolutions, it never works out. There’s something in the grass or weeds that I’m allergic to, it gives me a poison-ivy like rash, and after the first couple of times of being miserable I decide I’d rather look alright in my bathing suit than itch. Living in the boonies has it’s privileges, i.e. no one to complain when my yard takes on a “naturalized” look.)
For me, spring is flowers. Open windows. Sweeping the winter out. I see Spring cleaning as a chance to get rid of the dust of winter and bring in the freshness of summer. Starting off everything nice and neat and clean.
Spring is also about finally getting out and doing things. Especially driving…my hobby of pretending to chop my friends into little bitty pieces (aka Historical Fencing) requires a lot of driving and even some camping, which, since I can’t be bothered to set up a tent for more than one night usually means sleeping in the car, but it also means evenings of sitting next to the campfire. Spring is so much more quiet than summer, at night. The nocturnal animals haven’t quite shaken off the silence of winter. And it’s still cool, so you huddle closer to the fire.
It’s my favorite season, really…the trees draped in their pastel blossoms, the balmy air and freedom from heavy clothes, and the hope that this season will be filled with joy and adventure.
What does spring make you feel? What do you look forward to?