Sunday, March 20, 2011

Creativity Tips: Happy Spring!

Inspiration is everywhere. And Spring is the perfect time to open your eyes and see it.

Take, for example, this excerpt from the March 20 email of The Writer's Almanac:

Today is the first day of spring. The vernal equinox occurs today, the time when the earth's axis is not turned toward the sun (summer, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), or away from it (winter), but is aligned with the center of the sun. The word equinox comes from Latin: aequus means equal, level, or calm; nox means night, or darkness. The equinox, in spring or fall, is a time when the day and night are as close to equal as they ever are, and when the hours of night are exactly equal for people living equidistant from the equator either north or south.

As close to equal as they ever are. Do you hear the rhythm in that? Beautiful. It's a poem waiting to be written.

If you don't want to write, there's other inspiration here: Take a few moments to consider who and what you're aligned with. Who you're turning toward. Who away. You're in the driver's seat, my friend. Turn in a new direction.

Happy Spring!

P.S. Click the link and check out Ted Kooser's poem.

1 comment:

Angela@RecipesFromMyMom said...

Spring marks the time when I stop eating hot oatmeal for breakfast. I'm making granola this morning and, oh my, it smells good! Then I'm thinking about heading out for a bike ride - that's my driver's seat today. Happy spring Jan!