Monday, March 10, 2014

New Chick on the Block!

We have officially moved closer to spring by springing time forward an hour this past weekend. Because it takes me time to adjust, I'm not fond of the whole loss of an hour each spring. Although, I seem to have no problem falling back when the time comes. I have a strong feeling my body prefers standard time. But, what can I do?

I can look at this springing of time as a proclamation of renewal each year. Spring is truly right around the corner. After the dark, cold and wet days of winter, I am ready for a change! Since I’m just getting over a cold, I am even more ready to feel some warmth burst forth from the amazing golden orb in the sky. With the longer days and the warmth of the sun, a whole cycle of renewal begins again. As buds, forming on trees, swell and erupt in a profusion of flowers and leaves, and frogs and various birds proclaim the virtues of this annual celebration, I want to stretch and yawn my way out of my winter shell, like a newborn chick.

I may have lost an hour, but I want to be a part of the celebration. It is up to me to embrace this time of renewal and leave the dark, cold and wet days of winter behind. It is up to me to proclaim my song and announce that there is a new chick on the block! Look out world as I burst forth into spring.

Hatched photo courtesy of marionima