19 March 2008

the winter passes

Just as there is a sense of reassurance for a child, laying against a parent's chest, to hear and feel the steady breathing and heartbeat, so there is a sense of comfort in celebrations of nature and her rhythmic movements. Tonight (10:48 pm PDT) marks another beginning, another essential shift in light versus darkness, one of only two times a year when there is an "equal" balance of daylight and nighttime. For those folks who look out their windows seeing piles and miles of snow, cheer up. Spring is officially "open for business".


Snippety Gibbet said...

Laurie......I sooooooo relate to your quote about speaking to strangers! I'll talk to anyone. And most of the time when strangers strike up a conversation with me, I'll assume they're teacher types too.

Antevasin said...

Wooohoooo...it's official!! I love the first day of spring and each subsequent day after too!

Courtney said...

It have been so beautiful outside... Yeah!!! Spring is here :-)