Welcome to the second BlogFlash event! The first (#BlogFlash2012) was so well received that we decided to run it twice yearly. It’s a great opportunity to get creative, meet other bloggers and get a new audience. Whether you join us for the full month or just a few days, the main aim is to have fun and be inspired. Anything else is a bonus. Worried about word count? Don’t be! It’s a guideline so the month doesn’t feel overwhelming but if you feel inspired to write more, feel free. Good luck!
#BlogFlash2013: Day Nine – Spring
“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” Percy Bysshe Shelley
Spring is my favorite time of year, a time of renewal, resurrection, rebirth. After a long, bitter New England winter, the trees bud and flowers poke out of the newly thawed earth. In spring we see the world with fresh eyes, our hearts full of hope.
For most of my life, I hated the winter, the cold and the snow. As I’ve grown older, I’ve begun to see the value in winter, the long dark days-dark when you wake, dark when you leave work and drag yourself home, resigned and exhausted. Yet it’s that very resignation, the fatigue that goes all the way to your toes that makes way for such fullness and hope in the spring. Death, the religious believe, brings new life, resurrection. After the pain and dismal isolation of winter, when troubles melt, our failure recedes, our heartache gradually lifts, we see ourselves with fresh eyes. A baby is born, a seed grow, flowers bloom-and the cycle of life begins all over again.
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I hear you! I do like the fact that we have all the seasons, the winter included. It could be a bit shorter, though. The good thing about winter is that without it there wouldn’t be spring, would there?
I wrote another short story (this one based on my real life though) for today: http://mervi.helmikuu.net/2013-03-day-9-spring-bl…
Ecclesiastes 3:1- "For every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:" That's what your post reminded me of Terri. :0)
Here's mine: http://donnalsadd.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/blogfl…
You are so right. I only realised this when we moved to the UK from South Africa; how wonderful the changing seasons are and how eagerly we await spring. http://toscienceandbeyond.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/…
You and I were thinking along similar lines for today’s prompt, Terri. I love the whole idea of rebirth and newness that spring brings. Here’s the link to mine: http://wp.me/p1UhOl-hV
Such a beautiful post on Spring Terri. I love the seasons and am really looking forward to Spring!!! http://40somethingundomesticateddevil.blogspot.co…
I'll just be jealous because it isn't spring here yet. While I have never hated winter, it's at this point in the year (around February) that I'm done with it. It can be spring now. Of course it won't be for another month… :( http://kimmydonn.com
Fantastic post Terri. You and I have similar feelings about spring. http://librarygirlreads.blogspot.com/2013/03/spri…
Great post! Here’s mine, and I’ll visit everyone tomorrow!
Wonderful post, Terri. It is Spring in the UK now but I think Winter is refusing to go.
Love the post Terri!!
I love the Spring, my post has a very similar start to yours Terri
Miss_Biggun It seems such a season of hope, Dawn. I love it!
@Joy Keeney Thank you so much, Joy!
elenchera I hope you see some better weather soon, David!
A_K_Taylor Thanks Amanda!
@Rhonda Lee Thanks Rhonda!
LibraryGirlRead We really do, Angela!
Kimberly Gould I hope you don't have to wait too long, Kimberly!
lizzie_loodles I'm so glad, Lizzie. It's such a wonderful time of year!
@Lesley Beeton That must have been a very dramatic change, Lesley!
carlie2011c Thank you so much, Carlie. What a lovely piece!
Donna L Sadd That's a beautiful quote, Donna. So fitting!
@tasselflower Absolutely, though I agree a little shorter would be nice!