Friday, April 23, 2010
Spring of 2010
The wonderment of the season fills us with so much emotion. Colors do that. The tulips are inviting us to giggle. The redbud is leafing out now but he had us in rapture. The forsithia was one of the first to jiggle us free from the long winter--releasing us to shake out the blockages and breathe in the notion of rebirth.
But this particular Spring has other meaning for me. I feel particularly light and bouncy. Nothing seems to worry me too much.
Our country is in an odd stupor. Without critisizing (the other side) those who feel differently than I do ideologically, we seem to be at a critical cross road politically. Violence and differences in our approach defines the time. Other features of the day, such as the economy, the extent of environmental trepidation, our curious phase of cosmology as a species--by whatever name, we seem to be "churning" the belief systems, whether it be traditional religion or worship of a pervading Gaia spirit. I'm not particularly a 2012 follower, as in "the end of time," approach, but as we near the end of our president's first term, I do wonder about the next era to follow. But my point about that is that in this particular season, I'm not too concerned about what happens next. I'm so enjoying the dance.
Love is in the air. Facebook has so many of us reunited. There is certainly a down side to this whacky new means of connecting. One being that we need to take a break now and then and go revitalize with some natural vitamin D. Breathe the air. Take in a sunset. Get some exercise. But man, I love my Facebook. Chances are, if you're reading this, we exchange comments and photos and videos via the little boxes they make for us to do so. So I rejoice in the love which Facebook has enabled for me. It is every bit as precious to me as a fallen leave lined trail in the woods. It is on Facebook I walk hand in hand with so many friends and special acquaintances.
I'll keep this short enough that readers can swallow it as an appetizer and not feel too bloated. I hope you'll feel inclined to leave a comment or join us as a contributor. We've got room to accomodate everyone.