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3.23.2012

a new season.



i didn't think spring would have a big effect on me this year. i wasn't longing for it, needing it--i mean, let's be honest, when a person pulls out her winter coat all of four times during the season i don't think we can in good conscience call it a winter. can we?

and yet. 

spring has arrived. and the windows are thrown open. and sunglasses are in demand. and the mornings--the sounds, the smell of it, the way the light plays on the hudson, it undoes me. truly. makes getting out of bed a bit easier. 

i'm not sure i'm so in love with spring as the transition into it. but then i wonder if the whole of the season isn't a transition--maybe that's what it is by definition. 

i'm only just now coming to understand that it is movement--those periods and seasons of great change and transition--that while terrifying, actually awaken. 

13 comments:

katilda said...

in arizona the air everywhere smells like honeysuckle and orange blossoms. i always forget it's spring (we don't really have seasons around these parts) and then i step outside and the scent envelops me and always makes me pause.

colleen said...

it really is easier to get out of bed aof off to work when the sunlight is just peeking in and the air is fresh. but then it's harder to stay at work!

debbiecutieface.com said...

yes! All season I was longing for a "real" winter, but now it's so nice out, I couldn't be happier it's spring.

Robby Spratt said...

I like your pictures. Are they from the High Line park? That was one of my favorite things from my visit to NYC last summer. :)

meg fee said...

@robby spratt: they sure are! i just visited it for the first time last week. it is pretty amazing and unique to new york.

The Lewicutt's est 2006 said...

Gorgeous pictures. Truly. I'm digging Spring as well.

k8te said...

very well put. i love the change of seasons, the air just smells and feels so different. energizing!

megan danielle said...

so true! i guess winter never really did hit anywhere then? hmmm...

stefanie said...

ugh gosh, i love your words. that last line just tugged at my heart strings. i'm writing that down and sticking it to my wall.

annelise said...

Yes. Exactly. Except by exactly, I mean completely opposite because it's Autumn here in Australia and we've just had our first few days of cooler weather. I'm enjoying the fresh, cool breezes, the rain showers and the need to rug up for bed. It's refreshing after a hot summer. Enjoying the changing seasons.

Mackenzie said...

meg. these photos. your words. amazing.

haley said...

No matter what you say, it always sounds so elegant and thought provocking. Thanks for that!

Kristi Harrison said...

Beautifully written. You write with such poise and elegance. Thank you for sharing it.