“Each new year is a surprise to us. We find that we had virtually forgotten the note of each bird, and when we hear it again it is remembered like a dream, reminding us of a previous state of existence.
How happens it that the associations it awakens are always pleasing, never saddening; reminiscences of our sunniest hours? The voice of nature is always encouraging.” H. Thoreau
Isn’t it marvelous that the very word ‘spring’ implies a surprise – energy seeming to jump forth out of the earth? What of spring is arising around you?