It's been a long winter here- going on 5 full months of snow and cold. For me and many, I'm done. I'd like Spring now.....please.
With the winter stretching on and on and on and on my creative juices get squeezed out. I have not done a seasonal table decoration since the holidays. Writing is getting harder. And painting anything is a loss. I just want to get outside and feel the sun on my face and walk in the woods, or by the creek- anything to connect me back to the Earth. Feeling so disconnected takes its toll.
But I keep seeing and hearing of signs that Spring will be here soon. Flowers trying to make their way up through all our snow. The Sun's rays warmer and warmer by the day. Mating calls in the early hours from Cardinals and Robins. A promise of 50s by the end of the week. All these Joyful things. I grab them and hold on. Stay positive. Fake it till I make it.
Spring will come and then the hot days of summer. I try not to think about the fact that this year both will feel shorter than usual and winter will come way too soon again. I'm trying to be more upbeat and find some joy, just until it comes naturally. Until I can replenish myself with the beauty of the Mother.