Spring is Mother Nature's wakeup call. She sounds her bugle for reveille and the sun comes running back to us with light and warmth on its heels. "Rise and shine," she orders. And it does.
The Earth awakens in the solar radiance. The living energy, which has stayed hidden underground during the long, deep sleep of the dark season, now shifts and starts to stir.
The dirt thaws. The sweet sap rises. Poking and peeking, it seeks the surface, the space, the air, the light. Stretching skyward, life breaks new ground.
Bulbs burst forth from the Earth, sending up tender shoots. Buds appear, looking all pink and rosy before the sun turns them green. Seeds sprout. The first early flowers explode open, exposing their delicate flesh to the still-nippy air.
Mother Earth gives a whistle, and the birds and insects return from their lazy days in balmier climes. Her hibernating creatures turn over, give a good stretch and then emerge groggy and bleary eyed from their long winter's nap.
And so do we. After months of lethargy and holiday indulgences, we are feeling anxious to be active again. We are suddenly more alert, attentive, antsy, enthusiastic. We feel a surge of exuberance and verve. Our sap is rising, too.
All of a sudden, the whole world is in the throes of a contagious spring fever, a dizzy, delirious dance of motion, emotion, and hyper-animated activity. The season is shot through with boundless spirit, vibrant enthusiasm, ardor, and potential creativity.
Shake a leg!
Get a move on!
It is definitely time to shake things up. Our houses are stuffy. We are chubby. Our muscles are mushy and our joints are rusty. Our brains are filled with sawdust. We are running in low gear.
Shake it up, baby!
- Throw open the windows and let in some fresh air. Do a good old-fashioned spring cleaning to rid the house of accumulated dust and stale musty smells.
Lightened now on every level, and cheered, we feel as though we can fly forward with the sun and the birds. Like the first robin of spring, we are eager to greet whatever awaits us in the new season. We are ready to spring ahead.
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