I’ve experienced spring before, of course, being a human that has progressed through the space-time continuum. But spring in Manhattan in 2021 BCE just hits different. Maybe it’s because the last year has been stranger than fiction, and the reminder that “life goes on” is both uplifting and terrifying.
This morning, I actually got out of bed when I woke up, instead of going back to sleep. For the past weeks, I have been getting up early, sure, at like 8 AM or 7. But today I woke up at around 5:30 (thanks to DC, let’s be honest,) and now it’s almost 7 and I’m on my second cup of coffee.
Breakfast is in order soon, like now.
Before I go fix breakfast, here are a few of my most recent favorite things:
- Spring from above. From my vantage point, I get to see the winding streets of the park below slowly get more foliage. Today, because it was rainy, there’s still mist in the air and I see pops of color: flowers, down below.
- Boys that play violin; namely, Joshua Bell and his album Romance of the Violin.
3. Life after Mari Kondo-ing my apartment. Everything has a place, and cleaning happens when it needs to happen (like when it looks or feels dirty.) Because I know where everything goes and where everything is located when I need to find it, and because I have way less stuff now, life feels that much more peaceful. The second part is, I am able to answer the question, “Does this spark joy?” and it’s a skill that is life-changing.
Anyway, my caffeine buzzy-body says it’s time to eat something.
What else is new? Happy spring!