How spring began

One of my favorite roles in life is doting aunt. In service of this, one day my sister and I took our niece and nephews to a playground. It was the first crisply sunny day we had had in a very long time, and we all romped on the slides, swings and various contraptions as the wind blew around us and the sunlight warmed the slightly wet, thawing ground. The little ones are really some of my most favorite people in the world, and I try to be a big part of their life now, while they are little.

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After awhile, I couldn’t resist, and hopped onto the weird whirly thing myself. This is what it looked like:

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That’s how I wanted spring to feel: like twirling endlessly under a blue sky. And it has, very much so. This was a small moment, but it began what has become an auspicious season. So that’s now my first step to any new epoch of a life: find a small experience that bestows on you the feelings you most want to feel, and then feel them as big and bold and glorious as you can.

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