Happy Vernal Equinox

Frog spawn

Why don’t we have rituals or greeting cards (I’m amazed the greeting card industry hasn’t picked up on this) that celebrate cosmic moments? We have just passed the Vernal Equinox, where the duration of the day matches exactly the duration of the night. Part of our ‘lost soul’ syndrome is due to our disconnectedness with Nature. Modern civilization drives a wedge between the large natural rhythms of life and our day to day obsessions. It’s as if we live in a minute by minute bubble world and only by chance do we notice that the sun is shining or that the rain is falling.

Today, I noticed our garden pond has frog spawn in it. The male and female progenitors were cavorting gleefully over the pond weed. I would like to celebrate this momentous occasion with you. We give thanks for the lengthening days and the promise of renewed life.

One Response to “Happy Vernal Equinox”

  1. Mike Chitty says:

    When I lived in sub saharan Africa with no electricity or running water we had little option but to go with the natural daylight. It was wonderful! No alarm clocks, no late nights….

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