Yesterday marked the midway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere. Nature’s heartbeat grows louder and we can feel the thrumming of life just beneath the winter’s surface. Soon tiny buds and green shoots will emerge. Daffodils and crocuses will lift their heads to the sun.
During the winter months we can forget that the world is still very much alive. Nature has gone dormant, slumbering through the cold on a much-needed break. We, too, slow down. Winter allows us time to retreat and reflect, though perhaps over the past several months we’ve had plenty of that. Maybe 2020 felt like a long winter for many of you.
But the sun warms the earth and our hearts. We begin to awaken, to stretch and rise. We begin to think about what comes next. What seeds do you want to plant? As spring grows closer, where do you want to place your attention?
(Image by Kurt Bouda from Pixabay)