Anyone else feel like March just came out of nowhere?
And Spring? Apparently, it’s here as well.
Our Magnolia tree is blooming, even though I tried to tell it to wait, that I’m not sure if winter is quite finished yet. And I’m just hoping the flowers stick around. There’s this weird tension between the seasons. While it’s still winter, I feel this newness and hope in seeing a little more green on our walks.
20 more days until the official spring equinox, but is it too early to start calling it?
Also, today is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. I never fully followed the liturgical calendar, and only in the last few years have I started to really learn much about it. Are you fasting anything? I’d love to know more about the traditional ways of fasting especially within the catholic church.
I’d love to know what you do and to get some ideas, but in the meantime, I’m focusing on saying yes to some things first.
I’ve always been one to save my goal setting and resolutions for the start of Spring. It’s my favorite time of the year. So, here are some things that I want more of: meaning, depth, and art.
I thought about explaining these things further, but I’m not quite certain how they’re going to manifest. I’m thinking it will show itself in my day-to-day, community, and hopefully, a painting or something created. In my journaling today I sat down and sketched a little of what was in my head. It showed itself in dirt, nutrients, and new life. It felt appropriate in many ways and it also felt good to just draw.
I guess in saying yes to some of these things, I hope to spend less time being anxious, in media, or wasting time. I’m going to do some research, I’d love to do some kind of fast from food as well. Any ideas?