“My Neighborhood Looks Like a Snow Globe!”
I found my friend’s statement on Facebook and thought it most apropos to describe one of the most beautiful spring days I have ever experienced. It was certainly an everything included day.
We woke up to a stunning sunrise of yellow gold and clarity. The sky was refreshing blue and not a cloud anywhere. The biking group left for their 40 or 50 mile adventure around the sound.
By noon, the wind had come up into fall fierceness and blown several pots being prepared for salad planting, now empty and clean, rolling across the grass and nearly down the hill. My morning sprint was accomplished. Following the huge wind gusts the mizzle of rain, which seemed to swirl onto the windows making not a sound. The droplets changed to a patter, and then the soft lazy windless float of giant snowflakes covered up the crocus blooms and rested on porch, tree and bush.
Sleet and thunderstorm majesty made the heart beat faster and it was dynamic over the hills with the charcoal veil of the clouds highlighting each flash. Hail, Hail the Hail was here!
The bikers returned and reported that they had remained on the edge of the sunshine for their entire ride, which was a bonus and had only headed home as they could see the distant dark foreboding clouds and wind heading our direction.
Warm still sunshine melted each snow fall of the day.
A seasonal transition day with amazing beauty and energy, it was all a gift within our daily living.
I like change and this was certainly my kind of day. I think any time I have made a transition in my life; it has had all these elements within it. I find I have had to symbolically on most journeys: sprint through the winds of change, find my raincoat or umbrella for protection, give up tasks that popped up on the way, and find shelter from the worst moments of the storm. I have also enjoyed the warmth of clear vision when I have been on my way and making progress.
When I am in recovery from an illness, I am not so enamored of the winds of change. I want instant gratification. I do not wish to experience all these different side shows and I find no beauty in the due diligence. Body! do not complain to me of one more thing. I cannot hear you nag me and my patience is non – existent. I have lost the weight; I will now eat that again if I wish to have it. I will continue to run even though my knees are complaining mightily. It will not matter once or twice a year to indulge. Body, I am ignoring what you are saying. I have done that work; I will not need to repeat that lesson.
The winter of our lives does not change to the spring glory in just one day. It takes weeks on either side of the magical date on our calendars. Change and transition involves all the elements and time.
What is the change you are making this time of the year? What are all the elements of transition coming your way? Is your transition a snow globe? A thing of beauty?
Looking forward to you comments…