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It’s spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!  ~Mark Twain

Spring seems to be dawdling this year.  She lurks around the edges of these cold rainy days we’ve been having.  But somehow even the persistent cold and drizzle can’t overcome my body knowledge that this annual time of growth and change is upon me. The true beginning of the year is here with the season of hibernation and dormancy and loss behind us and it is time to begin anew.

Perhaps my birthday, coinciding with spring’s arrival,  is an additional pressure reminding me that time is passing, that the less life to be lived that lies ahead, the more precious it feels.  Some years I reject Spring’s call: I try nothing new, I seek no new knowledge, I plant no gardens, I choose to remain in Winter’s dormancy.

This year change seems unavoidable. Even as I wonder what form it may take, it’s seeping into the edges of my life just as the wind finds a steady way through the bricks and mortar and glass of my house.  My free time is spent researching, planning, dreaming in the hopes that I can harness and ride this change, rather than be driven before it.


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