Spring approaches! Having made the daylight time adjustment (hopefully) we are sidetracked with wonder at the outburst of color and life everywhere. Personally, I begin dreaming in the Aisles of Michael’s Craft Store and dive into a little “default activity”: crafting spring-themed wreathes and arrangements to cheer myself up after the seemingly endless grayness of the past season. Sometime during the week of St. Patrick’s Day, I clean out my closets and put my warm winter interviewing suit away for the season (it’s one of those personal rituals that helps me keep track of the passage of time without the artificial fixtures–like counting down the days to vacation– usually given by employment. Creating these personal time keepers is one of the other things that happen after 1/2 year of non-employment).
It is time to quicken winter’s snow-encumbered pace; to clear away the winter-kill of past failed projects; to lay out new gardens and plant fresh seed of an effective search. Last season’ lessons informs this season’s efforts. Some ancient cultures called this “horse back season” too, because it begins the time when plans for conquest and acquisition laid in winter’s cold can now be acted upon. A few centuries ago, a land owner would ride throughout the property to review the condition of the real estate holdings while collecting rents in person. Battles were scheduled to be fought. So it is with the job hunt.
Equinox is a point in the cycle of the year where the hours of daylight and darkness balance. From that point, the light advances, becoming longer and stronger into the decadent high productivity days of summer. If there was any time to “work your plan” this is it. Taking a lesson from the early rising bees, we know in our aching bones that all the hard work will pay off somehow at harvest time.
- Till Tomatoes or Roses are Thrown by Jason Wright featuring Rite of Spring from Regina Valluzzi! (oddballmagazine.com)
- Winter’s End by mary elizabeth (livinglightinternational.wordpress.com)
- Happy St. Patrick’s Day-May You Always Walk in Sunshine (fabframes.wordpress.com)
- Watch Today’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade In New York Live Here (mediaite.com)