Feel the breath of life whispering in the breeze
The sun warms, the snow melts
And the pulsing heartbeat of the Earth
Rumbles beneath your feet
Okay, it’s not my best poem, but it’s been many years since I wore my poet’s hat. Spring always gets my creative juices flowing faster than normal and I spend many days feeling like I’m in the Buffy episode Once More With Feeling because I just want to burst out in song for the tiniest thing. My brain goes crazy with ideas and I just can’t keep up. I usually do my best work in the Spring and it’s also when I write the most (as evidenced by the 10k words I wrote with stunning ease last week).
It also makes me antsy to get out of the house and DO ALL THE THINGS! I have a list of almost a dozen different projects that I want to get done and can’t decide which to do first. Should I build the retaining wall around the back end of my flower garden? Or should I widen the slate path? Regrade the lawn? Fix the concrete walkways? Thankfully (for my sanity if nothing else), some of the items on the list have time, equipment, or monetary restrictions on them. I can’t transplant or thin the flowerbeds until later in the year and grinding out stumps requires hiring somebody who owns and knows how to operate a stump grinder.
As the plants start to grow and sprout, my brain seems to do the exact same thing. I shake off Winter’s lethargy and become re-energized both in mind and body. Despite my love of Summer’s warmth, Spring is definitely my favorite season.