Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, look at all the junk there is!! Spring is a time of cleansing and renewal. Perhaps we have come to associate spring with cleaning and clearing: decluttering, ripping down curtains and washing walls, sometimes even repainting, and certainly repairing. It can be a time of renovation. It's certainly a time of innovation. By this I mean self-innovation or self-renewal. We take down the inner curtains and paint the interior of our souls, repairing and renovating ourselves as we declutter our lives.

We have awakened to the myriad of possibilities after a long winter solstice. We come out of hibernation to meet our new and energetic selves, the ones that lay dormant beneath the snow like so many creatures. The snow melts, giving way to a gloomy wet soggy tapestry just waiting to be made new by the sunshine and air as a new cycle of nature blooms.

I love spring. I love the chance to start fresh with the budding leaves. I am budding; my soul is about to bloom and burst forth into flower and song.

What does Spring represent for you?


  1. Hi Kelly,
    WOW! Whether you meant for this post to rhyme or not, this post is very musical indeed. It even feels "fresh" ;)
    So yes, this is a very spring appropriate post. As you said, spring represents renewal and rebirth. I just love spring.

  2. As a youth, Spring was the harbinger of romance. Love was in the air and anything was possible. As I grew older, this anticipation was internalized into imaginative journeys that made this happen. Now, in an older realm of realism, understanding that everything is so fleeting within this temporal season, I rediscover these imaginative stories I lived as the younger man. And in the writing, these stories of a season called Spring become timeless.

  3. Hi Claudia: Thank you for your comments. Glad to know that you love spring too! :-))

    Hi Vasilios: Certainly spring represents romance. What strikes me most, however, is that romance must begin with the self. That is indeed timeless. Thank you for your comment.


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