Spring has finally come to Washington, DC! All around us, the heady aroma and visual sensory of cherry blossoms abound! If you’ve never seen the beauty of these wonderful trees in full bloom, it is a sight to behold. I liken it to a trip to Candyland, where cotton candy trees circle the Tidal Basin and the sweet smell of the trees, tulips and hyacinth overwhelm the air. There is no better way to herald the arrival of Spring than a walk around National Mall and take in the majestic sights of Spring in full bloom.
With the arrival of Spring comes this wonderful freshness, too. I love the inspiration of fresh thinking that it brings. The “out with the old and in with the new” ideas that come to home, work and personal lives. Runners start running with a renewed fervor. Spring cleaning takes on a new intensity. Birds and squirrels work overtime to build their nests. Lawnmowers return to a cadence of familiar Saturday morning symphonies. All around, the pace intensifies, but in a positive, recharged way. Fresh, crisp and clean; the arrival of Spring signals that rebirth is here. New opportunities are soon to spring forth!
Spring is a miracle. It brings new life for all who are ready to seize the moment. I love the pink world that is all around me right now, the “peak” of Cherry Blossom season. I am admittedly a little drunk on the aroma and intoxicated with the excitement of the promise of tomorrow, now fulfilled. It tells me my next outrageous opportunity is just about to burst open like that fat bud on a cherry tree. And boy, am I ready!