I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.
~ Pablo Neruda
Spring changes everything. Trees blossom to life, flowers push out of the cold, damp ground and animals get busy finding mates and making preparations for the next generation. Even our bodies seem more at ease after rigidly holding up our shoulders during the cold winter months.
We’re changed internally too. We feel lighter, and not just from shedding extra layers of clothes. We have more energy to clean the cobwebs out of the corners of our homes and minds; we’re eager to spend more time outdoors and cheerfully look forward to warmer days ahead. Spring is in the air and we’re transformed.
For many, love is also in the air. This week I’ve been working on a wedding invitation design for a friend who’s getting married later this summer. Along with a Celtic knot, the design incorporates a phrase chosen by him and his fiancée that speaks of the transformational effect of love…
Like spring, love awakens that which is lying dormant within us and beckons us to be transformed. There is a call to action and growth… a moving up and forward into the future while also giving us enjoyment in the present moment. This is what the tree buds and our winter-weary hearts have been waiting for. Ahh… spring!