“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”
It’s 70 degrees outside. I took a long walk earlier this afternoon, then sat outside and read a book in the sunshine. In short sleeves. In February. Considering the fact that we’ve had snow on the ground for over three-quarters of the past two months, this seems like a small miracle. Everything is warm today. Everything is light. Everything is dazzled by incandescent sun beams that bounce down from the cloudless blue sky and bath the world below with their glittering glow.
The flowers might not be blooming yet. The buds of velvety color might not be blossoming yet. But spring is on its way, and I have proof.
There’s no longer a blanket of white covering every inch of the ground. The snow’s still there, but the grass is making a reappearance, too.
My view as I walked…
…and walked some more.
No leaves on the trees yet, but just knowing that they’re on their way is enough for me.
And a perfectly clear, perfectly beautiful blue sky that seems to stretch as far and wide as infinity?
Inspiring. So inspiring. I told myself that I was going to take a week off from writing – and I meant it, I really did – but with weather this gorgeous, how can I not go sit outside again and at least do some brainstorming? I have a new journal that’s just calling to me. Temperatures slide back into winter mode tomorrow, so I feel compelled to enjoy this literal breath of fresh air while it’s still here. Because, really, what’s better than soaking in those golden sunbeams and letting them warm the soul? It’s enough to put anyone in a good mood. Winter can be icy and cold. So can life, sometimes. But it doesn’t last forever. Spring always comes. Things always get brighter. What’s meant to be always finds its way. Maybe there really is a reason for every season.
Is the weather beautiful where you are, too? What’s your favorite outdoor activity?
(And, as an aside – I’m working on streamlining some things on the blog and adding some new features. Let me know if everything looks alright on your computer screen! Thanks!)