"No matter how long the winter, of one thing we can be sure, spring is sure to follow on its heels as the gardens, meadows, woods and Greenlands assume their gay attire. Never yet has there been a spring season when buds forgot to bloom and birds lost their passage of return to English gardens. Before we know it, February will have faded into cold memory and March will have begun its process of seasonal transformation as Nature waves its wand and we find the worst of inclement weather spent. Allotments and gardens assume a new lease of life, as flowers awake from hibernation and poke their heads above the winter-hardened soil to cover ground in new carpets of floral delight.
There is nothing like the coming of spring to calm one's soul again and enable all those of romantic inclination to become reborn in all manner of new expectation. One simply knows that by the months of April and May all things will seem possible as spring lives on in perpetual astonishment. On every country walk with one's sweetheart, a good day will be represented by coming home smelling of dirt, having lay close to nature's tempting bosom and kissed her holy ground.
Spring is the time for lovers to break cover and declare their intentions to the person whose very breath is now their intoxication of life. Romantics know that if people did not love each other, there would be little point to spring; this most ardent of seasons when daring arrows fired by Cupid's bow drift by in pleasant anticipation towards their willing target. This season witnesses loving hearts skipping a beat as the tempo of physical temptation to procreate in the light before the winter of discontent reappears assumes an urgency of indecent haste. Spring carries the hopes of all romantics who are wanting to spread their wings and fly to their sweetheart's inner desires. It is the music of open windows that allow the possibility of entry to every available heart, followed by the sweet surrender of two bodies entwined in warm embrace and governed by unbridled restraint.
Soon, spring lambs will be born, and wolves and passionate lovers will roam the long grass and come out to play. Like a roving gipsy with laughter on her tongue, each pairing couple will secretly smile in satisfaction as they hold hands and think of where their lover's walk will eventually lead them? True lovers are said to be so in tune with each other's thought waves that they can read each other's mind before the other speaks it. It is this closeness that enables any advice given by one to the other to become instantly acceptable because it echoes the oracle of their own soul!
The one thing about spring is that when its time is due you cannot stop it coming. You can cut down all the flowers, new shoots, hedgerows and grasses; you can flatten every tree, plant and shrub above ground, but it will still come because spring lives in the earth and not on it or off it!
With the coming of spring, my body starts to calm again as the surrounding warmth of life starts to touch our mornings, noons and eventides. Even seeing the young women and men walking out in colourful dresses and attention to their attire brings back memories of sweet love tasted. You can see a discernible bounce of confidence in the step of young lovers, and even old men walk in gentler stride in the warm evening shade as they look at all the beautiful sights around.
From the very first time in my teenage years, as I started to try and make sense of all the physical and emotional changes happening inside my growing body, I found it the easiest of tasks to fall in love with spring. The reason for this was plain to see, 'I found it easy to 'fall in love with spring' because I found it impossible not to 'fall in love in spring'; every spring!" William Forde: February 22nd, 2018.