Spring officially begins on March 20 – and it is a day I am eagerly looking forward to. I am weary of putting on my sweater gloves, hat, scarf, boots and winter coat every time I step out of the front door. Long nights are no longer my friend as I long for bright sun-filled mornings. Slippery sidewalks and banks of snow and ice no longer interest me. I wish to see flowers and budding leaves adorning the streets. I wish for the green of a warmer season.
Spring is slowly coming, however. Last week as snow was gently falling, my students and I heard the chatter of birds outside our classroom window. Even now as I type, I can heard birdsong coming from outside. The morning sun is greeting us earlier (though a little later again for a while as yesterday we moved our clocks forward). The temperatures are slowly increasing: we reached a high of 10 degrees yesterday. And when I went out, I gladly stuffed my hat into my bag.
When I go out now I eagerly look for budding leaves and flowers. I have not seen them yet, but I know that I will see them soon. This is the comfort of the seasons – winter comes, and eventually winter leaves bringing in the warmer and brighter days. I look forward to dressing lighter and feeling the sun warm my face. Walking outside I will lift my face to the sun with others and smile to greet the world.
We look forward to seeing you Spring. You are most welcome to visit.
Are you looking forward to Spring days?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013