It is a time of growth, new beginnings and new life. It seems as if Mother Earth awoke from her hibernation and is ready to live and grow. The sun seems to shine brighter and warmer as if to welcome all the new life. Butterflies break through the cocoon, streaking their vibrant colors across the sky as they flutter from flower to flower. Birds return from faraway lands bringing their songs of joy that linger in the air from sunrise to sunset. Rabbits dart in and out of bushes playfully chasing one another.
Places that were barren just a week earlier are blooming in brilliance. The gentle breeze blows through the tress. The magnolias send sweet perfume through the air. Petals float like feathers to the ground, lining the sidewalks as if a celebration has started. Indeed one has started. Spring is a celebration of life.
The population of humans seems to double as people leave the shelters that protected them during the harsh winter. Dark layers of clothing disappear revealing brightly patterned clothing in its place. The loud calls and squeals of joy from the children, as they frolic in the park and in the field, fill the silence winter had acquired. Spring is brighter, louder, and happier.
-By Emily Van Nostrand