Spring is in the Ear

If "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", then Spring is a multi-sensorial delight. Warm(er) winds blow. As the jasmine are opening, our brunfelsia shrub has a delicious scent while a nearby neighbor's queen's wreath blazes blue. The full worm moon tempts you to walk without a flashlight.


“And for all this, nature is never spent;

There lives the dearest freshness deep down things…”

– Gerard Manley Hopkins, God’s Grandeur


Today is the final day of school spring break here. We see and hear the children playing in their yards or at the playgrounds.


As Alice blogged this morning (see On the cusp of a new season), there is a kind of "springing" that makes this part of the year different from others. You can almost hear the earth cracking open in this annual re-emergence of new life.


I often write (and coach people) about old narratives- the ones that not only don't work anymore, but also keep us from growing and going anywhere meaningful.


This Spring I invite you to "hear" new possibilities, untried projects, fresh thoughts, different takes on what's normal, usual or routine.


If you're stuck in a negative loop, maybe this video will inspire you to break the pattern and be released from stale living: