Every New Beginning

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

~ Seneca

Today is the first day of spring. The Spring Equinox or Vernal Equinox. The equinox occurs when the axis of rotation of the earth is exactly parallel to the direction of the motion of the earth around the sun. This happens 2 times a year, in the spring and autumn. So today the daylight and night time are equal

Spring is a time of new birth. Winter has kept us in hibernation. Spring symbolizes the beginning, the start of something new. Some might even equate it to spring cleaning, I would not be that person. In the Christian religion, Jesus arises from death into something new.

I always wondered why the 1st of the year is not March. It seems like this should be the start of the new year. March comes from Martius, the first month of the earliest Roman Calendar. It was named after Mars, the Roman god of war. It was the beginning of the season of warfare for the Romans

Spring is the breath of fresh air that whisps the darkness of winter away. It brings hope of newness and excitement to the opportunities that are on the horizon.

Do you have a ritual for welcoming spring?

What is something new that is stirring in you to begin?

What is something you are willing to let go as spring whisps away the darkness of winter?


Day 20 of 30 Days of Photos. I took this picture in Brighton Colorado in 2005. I was staying with my dad for a few days. I was truly amazed and the beauty Colorado had to offer

2 Responses

  1. captleon51

    I am ready to let go of the COVID solitude that many of us have electively participated in over the last 13 months! Soon the time will come whereby we can return to our semi-normal life and re-cultivate our family and friends relationships!

    • Jason Hammack

      I would say the winter hibernation was extremely long this last year. I too am ready to connect with others, family and friends that have not seen in awhile.

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