Welcome to the season of the daffodils and the tulips when the entire fauna and flora relish a new dawn of refreshing brightness, energy and an amazing beauty of the world around us. It is the season that symbolizes new beginnings, a rebirth or rejuvenation of new ideas and a resuscitation of moribund projects. It is a period of the year when everything comes alive once again with a pulsating energy and vitality. A case in point is the dawn chorus often beautifully rendered in unison with remarkable synchrony and renewed gusto by the songbirds at this time of the year.
This year’s long lingering and “greedy’ winter, one of the coldest ever recorded according to the meteorologists, overstayed its welcome and took more than its fair share of the seasonal pie. When it was finally the turn of spring to take over, winter reluctantly left the scene leaving behind “relics” of its brutality that lurked around for a while. Remember polar vortex and its devastating effects? No wonder our dear spring arrived in fits and starts and only a few days ago began to gain a strong foothold. As the winter passes on the baton to spring season with all their peculiar characteristics, so must we humans move from hibernation to vibrancy. This is the time for us to spring into action.
To all readers of this piece who have one project or another either partially abandoned or awaiting execution, tarry no further for now is the time to spring into action. Are you a writer or a blogger whose blog posts appear once in a blue moon? Did I hear somebody say…”But this seems to be a perfect and fitting description of you”. Unm… well, my reaction to that observation is simple. I consider this post as a big rod with which a man hits the surface of a puddle sending in all directions splutters of muddy water to all bystanders in the vicinity. Since no one is spared from being bespattered in this situation, everyone has the responsibility to rise up and contribute to the good of the society.
Now is the time to awake from a state of lethargy into action. Whatever is holding you back from performing your role of putting smiles on the faces of the underprivileged, break yourself loose of that stranglehold today and spring into action by doing the right thing. Let all arbiters of standards including parents, teachers, religious leaders, judges and all other agents of socialization combine efforts and attempt to rectify the ills of the society and leave a good legacy for posterity. We should all make hay while the sun shines.