New Season Is Here!

Hope has been often compared to light and heat.

April 12, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -19 April 10- 2015 (Chaitra 27, 2071)

Welcome spring! Winter at its close contains a promise of spring. The trees are ready to bud, the flowers are just hidden by the light soil, the clouds are heavy with rain, and the sun shines in his strength; only a genial wind from the south is wanted to give a new life to all living things.

Spring is definitely here. Each season brings a beauty of its own, but I have to admit that spring is by far my favorite season of the year. It never fails to cheer my heart to see dormant plants come to life again. Brown replaced by green. Rose bushes that looked like sticks a week ago now team with green leaves and new buds.Afternoons can be quite warm when the sun is out, but the mornings and evenings tend to be a lot cooler here throughout spring. This new season brings more chances to get outdoors and ramp up physical activities like short hikes, trips with friends or just basking in the sun next to a beautiful pool. After the winter chills it’s just nice to get outdoors without a few layers of clothes.

Rarely cold and almost never to hot, spring is usually gorgeous here in Nepal. Still, rainy and cold days can show up, uninvited and often without warning, but people don’t let that ruin their fun.

But no matter where you live, spring means new growth and new beginnings. The freshness of spring will put many in the fresh mindset, as we break out of the mental hibernation shell of a long hard winter. We are ready to go, eager to experience new changes. Even more than the New Year, spring gives people a new energy.

It is also said that spring and hope are intertwined in the mind, body, and soul. It is however also true that hope doesn’t melt away in summer; it is not rendered fallow in autumn nor does it perish in the deep freeze of winter; but none of these other seasons can match the bounty of hope that greets us in the spring.

Hope has been often compared to light and heat. Spring also brings added light and heat, sometimes so suddenly that we start speaking of virtual “spring fever”. With an increased light comes a host of direct and indirect effects that improve mood and engender hope.

Spring restores nature's niches, calling out the hibernating land animals, and offering a homecoming to hundreds of bird species as well as the humpback whales that left their breeding grounds for the winter. As human beings, we too are called back to nature, to walk, hike, work in the yard, and prepare the deck or patio for a second home under the open sky.

Spring calls us back to nature, fills our sails with warmer winds, soothes our weary bones, and lifts our spirits hence, make the most of this season! Happy Spring Everybody!

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