new life

The increasing daylight is energizing. We are almost halfway to the equinox and nature is responding to the light. The swans and snow geese are practicing in formation, awaiting the day they will leave. Buds on the trees are swelling, tulips and spring flowers are poking out of the ground, and spring rains are softening the ground. (That may be a bit of a euphemism. The ground is actually soggy from all the recent rain.) All point to the expectancy of new life. It’s exciting. This is ordinary time, a time when everyday miracles are still lying dormant to my awareness, a time when nature shouts for me to open my eyes and ears, to smell the freshness coming from the earth. I must acknowledge my own response to the cycles of the seasons and recognize my inner longing to break free of my shell and burst through the ground of my existence to a new way of being.

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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