The sun is shining, the flowers are bursting forth and there is a hint of green coming to the trees. Spring is a time of magic. I love all the seasons for different reasons but Spring and Summer are where I belong, where I feel most in tune with my surroundings.
From late winter when the snowdrops pop up defying the cold and bob about in the breeze I anticipate the arrival of the burst of life that Spring brings. I can feel it resonating deep inside me. It is a divine anticipation of lengthening evenings and of the rebirth of nature herself. .
Looking out of the study window I can see the almond trees covered in pink blossom with narcissi dancing at their feet. Where there is life there is hope.
"In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love"
Spring holds so much promise, and not only for the young. The horizon screams of spring and the budding trees, tulips poking their head above the soil and thoughts of romance and love fill our hearts and minds. It is in the air, catch it, make it your own, take what is there and let life and love happen.
Romantic love is often dismissed as the years roll by, but has been described as ‘a human universal, or near universal’ and is associated with intense emotional experiences such as increased energy, euphoria, obsessive thinking about the loved one, feelings of dependency and craving. When people are ‘in love’ they may feel as if they have uncovered the very meaning of life. One feels complete and life feels whole. This can and does happen at any stage of life, but is at it's most intense when we are younger. Love lifts us up no matter what age we are, it fulfills us and gives us reason and hope for the future.
I am reminded of the following passage from Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
"Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your root was so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is.
Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two."
There are so many excuses as to why some people do not allow themselves to be in love. If the love is true, then it will survive any obstacle, time zone, distance or challenge. Love is patient.. Spread your wings this year, fly with no fear, be all that you know you are and can be. Make it happen! Give love a chance.