Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Life in balance

one passage of time,

bright day equal to black night,

a world in balance.

(Photo courtesy of NASA)


Today's vernal equinox--the first day of Spring--arrived at its earliest time since 1896.

As the sun crosses the celestial equator, the time between sunrise and sunset is about twelve hours--a balanced day, in perfect halves.


With Spring comes thawing, hatching, blossoming, renewal of life, as well. Time to unfurl and reach for the sky.

The precision of the universe, the cycle of birth and death and birth, the beauty of continual creation renews me, too.

Happy Spring to all.


Yvonne Osborne said...

Thanks for the reminder of the first day of spring. We've had seventy-degree weather now for a week (yes, in Michigan!) so the idea of spring has slipped my mind. I love the photos from NASA. It is so sad to me that we've underfunded the space agency. And now there's talk of privitizing space exploration. Everything seems wrong. Except for your post.

storyqueen said...

The knowledge that today marks a change in the world is somehow reassuring to me. Things have a way of going on, don't they?

It's been a year of great changes for my family, but we keep going on, Winter into Spring....because that is the way of things.

Pictures are gorgeous.


Julie Dao said...

Happy first day of spring, Tricia! Your pictures are so vibrant and beautiful. It's a whole new day and a whole new season! Time to throw the windows open and start anew.

Liza said...

Happy Spring Tricia. I hope you are doing Okay. I have an idea what renewal of life means to you these days.

Jemi Fraser said...

No one showcases earth's beauty better than you! Happy spring! :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Yvonne: I know everything seems off these days, so I'm glad we're trying to keep our voices heard, at least. Step by step.

Shelley: That is one of the reassuring things about the world, the way it keeps creating. We do, too.

Julie: You're always a breath of fresh air, my dear! Let the music play on.

Liza: Yes, my life is being renewed, and, thank you, I am okay.

Jemi: Wow. Just wow. Thank you!

dolorah said...

Gorgeous. Loved the sund dropping into the sea the best.


Suzanne Casamento said...

Beautiful words and pictures! Happy Spring to you too!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

What a gorgeous post. Beautiful words and photos. I love spring. Wishing you a warm and stunning one full of flowers!

Bish Denham said...

Beautiful as always, words and photos, an essay, a tribute, a going on.

Hobo Annie said...

Miss you.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

DonnaH, Suzanne, Cynthia and Bish: Thank you so much!

Annie: Oh, how I miss you!

Talli Roland said...

Gorgeous photos and words. I can't believe it's spring already! Not that I'm complaining.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love the images and your words together! BTW I have an award for you at my blog: http://tyreanswritingspot.blogspot.com/2012/03/versatile-blogger-award.html

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Talli: The days spin by so fast, don't they? Spring and fall are my favorite seasons, so I'm loving it.

Tyrean: Hi and thank you!

Sarah Laurence said...

Lovely images and words on spring. One of your best haikus on the post below too. It's good to see you back to poetry, perhaps as your way through grief.

Faith Pray said...

I love to see the persistent beauty in your work, Tricia.
Prayers and thoughts for renewal, companionship and strength during this season of your life.