The light is back. Long live light!


The light is back.Long live light!

No-one doubts the findings of the analysis that has been done to confirm the powerful energising effect of sunlight on our planet and our total dependence on it. But seasonal change brings variations on the theme, with varying responces from places and people around the world.

The winter period in many lands, with the earth locked dormant and silent,with long hours of darkness and the sluggish and sometimes dreary movement of time has its own beauty and cyclical purpose for some. But it knocks many of the rest of us out. We long for the end of January and urge February forward hurriedly on its way.

And then comes the stirring and renewal of nature and our spirits.The delicate, fragile-headed, slim stalked snowdrop bores its determined path through the frozen earth or even snow, a harbinger of spring. The narcissus family in bunches of strong yellow and green burst into bloom, the grass stretches,the buds grow and the birds make their song felt again.The light creeps in,minute by minute in the morning, and stride by stride in the evening.

Who could resist such energy and renewal! We get up more willingly, smile more readily on the way to our daily tasks, put a spring in our step as we walk and revel in the colours and extended light. There is gladness in our eyes and hope in our spirit.A new cycle is in motion.

Why not send us your comment, in the foreign language you are learning, of course, on your appreciation of seasonal change. It’s a way of practising your language.

For the curative and lasting effect of beauty or good experiences on our lives, read William Wordsworth’s “To Daffodils”( by a romantic,of course and an easy poem to read ) which begins with “ I wandered lonely as a Cloud……..” .Pause especially over the last few lines……

“ For oft when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude,

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils”

Think about it.

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