I love the distinct smell of every season. Sometimes I step out onto the patio just to smell the morning. Today the crisp smell of spring is in the air: melting snow, wet pavement, old soggy vegetation and a hint of the new growth beneath it. The morning air is still cold, for now. As the days get longer these smells will give way to that of morning dew and hot grass baking in the summer sun.
For now these smells fill me with excitement. Spring holds potential, and like the early morning of a new day, I am alive with thoughts of what the future may bring.
What does spring mean to you?
abstract (adj): existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.
My take on abstract is destination. Many of us feel like we don’t know where we’re going in life. Our destination is an inconstant glimmer in our minds; we never really know what obstacles we will meet along the way, ones that will change our path forever. It is good to have an idea of what we want in our futures, but it is also good to be open to change. Rarely does anything go exactly as planned, but when we meet these obstacles with an open heart we may find something we never would have discovered otherwise.
I see myself as the seed of a dandelion, landing here and there for moments, considering settling in, until a gust of wind picks me up and carries me away to somewhere new. I haven’t found the perfect place to grow yet.
Travel Theme: Abstract
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I discovered this episode of Good Life Project this morning, featuring Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat, Pray, Love among many other things. Her words are amazing and powerful. I listened in my bed staring at the ceiling mouthing “wow” after just 5 minutes. I think this one hour podcast may have changed my entire life.
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