Spring is here!

Spring is here
Photo by Roma Kaiuk on Unsplash

I haven’t waited for spring with such fervor before. Every other day during February, I would check the exact timing of sunrise and sunset, celebrating every two or three minutes extra of light. This month we’ve had freezing temperatures and it seemed like spring — an analogy with hope and a fresh start — was far, far away.

This winter was especially odd, like for all of humanity. We spent Christmas alone and this added to the feeling of being estranged. We didn’t have friends over for birthdays and ever since school started again, we only talk to grandparents by phone, to reduce their risk of being exposed to you-know-who.

But today I felt Spring is here. It was sunny and the sky had that deep blue that promises a chilly, optimistic day ahead.

Happy Spring everyone! We need some.