Monday, March 17, 2014

#156 Spring Equinox

Spring in the northern hemisphere begins when the sun moves north of the Equator, which is usually on March 21, though it could be March 20 or 22 some years. It's when the length of day and night are equal.

In Maine however, spring begins when it damn well pleases, so it's an especially tricky time of year. We can very easily walk in to the deep end of desperation if we don't have our wits about us. And after this winter, many of our wits are still stuck under three feet of snow and ice.

No need to debate global climate change or harken back to those Ozzie and Harriet springs of the past, both of which make it all seem worse. All we have to do is acknowledge that we are experiencing a very typical mind body split. We mentally know that spring arrives this week - the planets don't lie, and that our bodies are telling us we are still very much in winter - and we know our bodies don't lie. Simply accepting this concept will save what you have left of your sanity.

Spring Equinox • 8" x 8" watercolor framed to 12" x 12" • $200

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