April 6, 2010

A Reparation for Seasons

As I looked upon this Spring sky in the early evening, I realized that the occurrence of Spring is the earth making amends for the harshness of Winter.

All the frozen, unforgiving drifts of snow. All that biting wind that pulled and pulled at us, tearing our limbs about at its will. All the times a brittle cold ate through our layers of woolen defenses.

This new time of sweetly-scented air and pastel-colored scenery is repayment for the suffering of those colder days. I see both Spring and Autumn as forgiving seasons, apologizing for the extremities of the preceding season. Walking home last evening, I felt this overwhelming sense of natural contrition.

So on this lovely Spring morning, I am fully embracing the new season with open arms!

13 comments:

  1. This is a lovely post, and I LOVE the photo! xoxo

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  2. Such a season for rejuvenation is Spring!

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  3. lovely post - you capture the birth of the young animals and blooming blossoms of the season. Spring has sprung!

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  4. some of those flowers look like butterflies from the way the lighting is... absolutely stunning.

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  5. Ah, this reminds me of the myth of spring. Persephone being taken into the underworld as a bride (winter) and when she's allowed to come back up and visit with her mother (spring!). Love it :)

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  6. your blog is completely precious. i love your explanation of the "marginalian." nice!!

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  7. Beautifully put! Someone else mentioned how the flowers look like butterflies--that's exactly what I thought when I first saw your picture. Gorgeous.

    I'm still waiting for spring to make up for winter here... we've had a few tantalizing hints, but then it keeps getting chilly and drizzly again. I have to remind myself that all the moisture will make for a gorgeous summer!

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  8. woo hoo! how woudl we appreciate the spring if there was no winter? the same goes for the beauty of the rainbow (which was originally a promise in amends for harsh weather, too!)

    go spring!

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  9. Spring mornings are so lovely - always wish I were better at getting out of bed and enjoying them!

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  10. spring and fall are unlike anything else. but spring seems to have skipped ny, so can you please send some our way?!

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  11. "the earth making amends" --- what a beautiful way of putting it. It's so true! I just adore spring and I can't get enough of this sunshine. I'm touched you liked the new layout. It was a labor of love! xo katie

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