Living in a northern climate means enduring long, cold winters. By this time of year, I am longing and aching for Spring. April can be a fair weather month. It can either be stunningly beautiful, alive with virgin green leaves and pastel-hued flowers. Or it can be like it is today. Cold, gray, windy and snowing (enough to make me want to throw on my long johns, grab a cup of hot tea and sit by the fire).
This Spring-Winter dance happens every single year in Minnesota and is to be expected. Yet it still drives me mad. So instead of lamenting and complaining about the awful weather, I will instead focus on the future which lies ahead. Spring! My favorite time in Minnesota as it means winter is finally gone for at least another six months and everything around us has come back to life once again.
Now it is time to transport myself and you to spring time in Minnesota. It isn’t too far away now despite the white fluffy flakes falling outside my window.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin
“Sometimes our fate resembles a frat tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom? But we hope it; we know it”. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And when all else fails and your tired of the gray clouds…..think Spring!
It will be here sooner or later! Just hang on tight.