Monday, March 21, 2011

march 20th marks the first day of spring.

last night, without even thinking about the start of spring, i took it upon myself to burn some sage for cleansing purposes. i guess subconsciously i was clearing away anything i didn't need from the winter months out of my aura and preparing to feel refreshed for spring.

just for kicks, i decided to look into the meanings of the changing of the seasons.

spring: youth, newness, birth, starting fresh
summer: harmony, perfection, content
autumn: harvest, middle age, ripeness, knowledge
winter: death, barren, discontent, running out of time

my interpretation...
as we start off the year letting old habits die hard in the winter months, we then move on to experience a rebirth and freshness in the spring. this leads us to relish in a newfound sense of self in the summer, and finally allows us to put down roots in the fall. oh, the cycle of life.

maybe the universe is on to something when it comes to love being in the air in the springtime. there is a deeper meaning. i love that feeling when you see the higher force.

springtime reminds me of one of my favorite words ever invented.


...which comes from the disney movie, Bambi.

Flower: [about two birds fluttering around] Well! What's the matter with them?
Thumper: Why are they acting that way?
Friend Owl: Why, don't you know? They're twitterpated.
Flower, Bambi, Thumper: Twitterpated?
Friend Owl: Yes. Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. For example: You're walking along, minding your own business. You're looking neither to the left, nor to the right, when all of a sudden you run smack into a pretty face. Woo-woo! You begin to get weak in the knees. Your head's in a whirl. And then you feel light as a feather, and before you know it, you're walking on air. And then you know what? You're knocked for a loop, and you completely lose your head!
Thumper: Gosh, that's awful.
Flower: Gee whiz.
Bambi: Terrible!
Friend Owl: And that ain't all. It could happen to anyone, so you'd better be careful.
[points at Bambi]
Friend Owl: It could happen to you...
[points at Thumper]
Friend Owl: ... or you, or even...
[Flower looks at Owl shyly]
Friend Owl: Yes, it could even happen to you!
Thumper: Well, it's not gonna happen to me.
Bambi: Me neither.
Flower: Me neither.

it's hard not to smile after reading that. i think deep down, we all want to feel twitterpated.

i'll sign off with a "popsicle stick" joke i learned in the fifth grade that always re-surfaces in my consciousness this time of year.


april showers bring may flowers.

what do may flowers bring?


"the most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire." -ferdinand foch

may your spring be full of positive fresh starts and newness and, of course twitterpated-ness.


  1. I was just thinking of twitterpation. weird.


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