Friday, March 20, 2009

Vernal Equinox

I look outside my window and see Spring - sunshine - buds on trees - bulbs coming up through the soil - a freshness in the air.

I love Spring. Heck, I love Winter, Summer and Autumn too, but what I really love is the change - the promise of something new. Skiing shifts to biking, with a few wonderful, exhausting weeks of overlap. Cotton sweaters replace wool. Dark, cozy evenings reading under a blanket turn into warm nights drinking a glass of wine outside.

Although I love all the seasons, Spring is special. Spring brings to me a promise of all the biking, camping, running and all the other outdoor pursuits I intend to do to make this year even better than the last. It's a new beginning. Spring assures me that life, wonderful and beautiful, goes on.

Open up the windows and let in the fresh air!


raesmithhigbie said...

Hi Jen,

I don't know if you will remember me but I dated your brother, Jeff, during high school and college. I just heard about your father's death. When I searched for his obit online, your blog popped up also. I was so sorry to hear of your father's death. I had spoken to him via phone a few months ago after years of no contact. It's hard to believe that people can live in this town together (Westerville) for years and not cross paths. Please pass on my sympathies to your family.

Itty Bitty Betty said...

Thanks Rae. I do remember you. I will pass your kind words on to my sibs. I hope you are well.