The past few nights I have been listening to wncw online. It is the regional public radio station of Western North Carolina, and my very favorite. Hearing some of the local bands from there and the general feel of the programs made me think of those beautiful mountains, and although it may still be a little ways off, spring is coming and spring is so gorgeous in those parts.
I remember having just come back to Asheville, from our 3+ months stay in the Dominican Republic, right before the arrival of spring last year. I was so inspired by the splendid reawakening of nature, and for the first time that I can remember I felt a resonance with spring as deep as the one I usually feel in autumn. Quite a few new beginnings in my life these past few years:)
And now as I face yet another momentous new beginning I feel a longing for spring, the tangible kind of a four season climate.
While you may still be covered in snow or the possibility of it for a few more weeks, how wonderful to know that soon the earth around you will explode with color and life,
and the cycle begins again.....
As for spring in the tropics, I will be certain to watch closely for the change that I know happens here, however subtle it may be.
~A few memories from last spring~