Astronomical spring begins (here) March 20th but meteorological spring starts tomorrow. I’m not sure what the difference is, but I will take spring any way I can get it. I will also get my first vaccination tomorrow, so it will be a beginning on at least two levels.
It has been a month of frustration and loss, and also of hope and the beginning of change. There has been fresh bread and Indian dishes with na’an. It has snowed, warmed up, gotten very cold, snowed again. Snowed again. And snowed. Again. Garry got both of his vaccinations and tomorrow, I will get my first. I’m looking forward to a bit more freedom and maybe the beginning of a better world. So much is still “up in the air.”
All will fall down in the coming month and I hope we will be happy with the result.
I’ve been sleeping poorly. I’m sure when life settles down, I’ll be able to sleep better or so I hope. Last year began the day after my birthday. My birthday is March 11th and we went out for an amazing steak dinner. The following day, the lockdown started. I remember — early on — being on the phone with an old friend, making plans to get together after a long absence. Then there was no world, nowhere to go, no one to see. It was okay in the beginning and even for the first five or six months, but has become increasingly wearing as the months have continued.
Maybe this is the end of the middle or the beginning of the end. Who knows? The world is changing, has changed, will change. I can’t feel the solid earth under my feet. Instead, I float and hope.
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The Changing Seasons is a monthly project where bloggers around the world share their thoughts and feelings about the month just gone. We all approach this slightly differently — though generally with an emphasis on the photos we’ve taken that month. For many of us, looking over these photos provides a structure and narrative, so each month is different. Others focus on documenting the changes in a particular project — such as a garden, an art or craft project, or a photographic diary of a familiar landscape.
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