Hello Ebi! Hello Fam!

Finally, Spring has sprung, and I could not be happier! It’s all about new beginnings and new energy! Over the weekend, I looked out my window and saw the bulbs on my tree begin to bud (ignoring the fact that they will become my nemesis in a few weeks), red cardinals fluttering about, and children gleefully riding their bikes. I went outside, took a deep breath, and closed my eyes—forgetting for a moment my woes and those of the world. The sun was warm against my skin, and the gentle breeze carried the scent of flowers just blooming.

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Seasons insight writerly inspiration. Many writers through the decades refer to the seasons in their writing—sending a shout-out to Mother Nature for her contribution to writers’ prose! Today, I’m going to share quotes from different writers who waxed poetic about Spring!

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“I am going to try to pay attention to the Spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.” —Anne Lamott

“The morning air was like a new dress. That made her feel the apron tied around her waist. She untied it and flung it on a low bush beside the road and walked on, picking flowers and making a bouquet […] From now on until death she was going to have flower dust and springtime sprinkled over everything.” ― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

“Spring grew on […] and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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“But the true nature of the human heart is as whimsical as spring weather. All signals may aim toward a fall of rain when suddenly the skies will clear.” ― Maya Angelou, The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

“The sun just touched the morning;
The morning, happy thing,
Supposed that he had come to dwell,
And life would be all Spring.”
―Emily Dickinson

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I hope these quotes ignite your creativity in the coming months! Do you have any favorite quotes about Spring that you would like to share? I invite you to do so! Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see you again!

Ibukun! Blessings!