So, it’s spring. That wonderful change in the year from cold and wet and praying for summer that well, heralds the heat and sun that make us wish for fall. Funny, huh. Very soon, it will be roasting here, the mosquitoes will own the dawn and dusk, and humidity won’t be an ideal…it will be a state of being. It’s also allergy season, so much sympathy to all of you out there dealing with red eyes, itchy noses and sneezes that make you double check how often you go to the bathroom. LOL
Violent allergies aside, I can’t wait. We have a hundred pots of vegetable seeds waiting to sprout, and then it’s a summer of pulling weeds and lovingly watching our plants grow. I love feeling self-sufficient!
It is this love of the garden, of the woods and grassy fields that keeps cropping up in our stories (I punned) and I can see why. I wonder sometimes, when was the last time most people just dug their fingers into the warm earth and felt how alive it was? Yes, you get dirty fingernails, but there is something about it that reconnects you to the world around you.
Hug a tree?? Sure…it’s amazing. A tree breathes and moves with the breezes…watching a tree move with the wind teaches us how to dance with nature. Try it sometime, you might like it. Who cares if someone looks at you funny!
I guess my point with this post is to remind you to get outside. To take a break from the sheer weight of the modern world and find a patch of nature and remind your body and soul that you are a part of it. It is revitalizing!
In reminding you, I am reminding myself. Authors tend to retreat into themselves. Hunched over the computer or a pad of paper, we create worlds and lives while sometimes forgetting our own. Pale and weary, we need to just stop once in a while and lay in a sunbeam…take advice from your cat…they are wise in this matter. Play! Take that advice from your dog…joy comes so easy to them. Learn how to love unconditionally. It comes with a goofy grin, but hey, it’s all about being happy and not caring what others might think of you.
I guess I’m done now…so, have fun and take this all with a grain of salt…flavor your day and move on with a smile.