Saturday, March 5, 2011

March: Awakening, Beginning

"In March the earth receives the melting ice into her body, exposing a terrain with patches of yellowed grass surrounding tiny islands of snow. The bald, muddy soil, rich with water, sinks beneath each footstep that leans upon it, but this muddy dirt hastens the emergence of tender, green tree shoots, of down-covered baby weeds and bulbs planted in the fall. The yearning for newness born of the incessant cold that tossed our restless bodies in February is now satisfied as the dance of change begins in earnest and our eyes, ears, nostrils, and skin are deluged with signs of the returning spring."

Judith Berger, Herbal Rituals

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