What an exquisite time of the year spring is…the end of the season in which, as Garrison Keillor says, “Nature tries to kill you.” And the beginning of the promise of summer. I myself enjoy the winter here in the Midwest, despite the face and finger numbing cold. I find the barrenness of the fields calming, and often reflective of my inner emptiness.
But spring calls us towards life, and creativity.
If you’ve a writing project that is calling you forward and might use the support of a writing coach, I would be honored to hear from you.
For today, a few quotations on this most youthful of seasons: The first is from the early American writer, Anne Bradstreet:
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” (from Meditations Divine and Moral)
The second from the phenomenal writer, Pablo Neruda: “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
And finally, a lovely sentiment from Victor Hugo, from Les Miserables: “If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.”
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