So…it’s that time of year again. Time to put away the winter clothes and pull out the summer ones. But not completely.
The weather forecast is calling for a chilly night again tonight (about 39 degrees), although it’s supposed to warm up again–at least somewhat–next week.
I’ve almost done this several times, but every time I was about ready to, the forecast called for a return to more winter-like weather.
But I decided that today it was the right time of year.
I put away almost all of my winter clothes…just kept out a few items that can work for either cool spring days or winter. I kept out a few jackets as well that will work just about any season. So hopefully I’m ready for the next few days.
For many of us, we’ve also just recently celebrated a time of putting away the old and entering into the new. Last week was Easter–a time that acknowledges death and yet rejoices in the power of life over death. In some ways that sounds so easy…after all, we see it happen every spring as trees and other plants bud out again and the grass turns from its seeming death into green.
But it’s not.
For life to triumph over death, something has to die. Our old way of seeing…our old expectations and hopes…sometimes even loved ones.
It’s not easy to let go of all that.
But every time I seasonally change my closet, I’m reminded that there are things I have to let go of…they no longer fit…I no longer like them…I don’t need them. And the same is true of my life.
It’s that time of year again. Time to let go…and time to be reborn!