Spring Equinox 2022

Spring Equinox 2022

 

Equinoxes occur twice a year
When the plane of the Earth’s equator
Passes through the centre of the Sun
On this day the Sun shines directly on the equator
And day and night are approximately equal

Now is this year’s Spring Equinox
And our minds look forward to warmer days
And backwards, with gratitude for the receding of winter
We are filled with hope for the months ahead

An Equinox is perhaps an appropriate time to reflect
On all that has been good in life
To give thanks for its many blessings
For health and shelter and for companionship

As the buds form on the trees and plants sprout
Carpeting the land which has lain barren for long
We look forward in anticipation to burgeoning life
In field and tree, in gardens and on hillside

And these days of longer daylight hours
Afford us the chance to escape from our winter burrows
And breathe the more expansive air of the world outside
As our horizons are lifted to a wider vision

Last year we were in the throes of the Virus
And even one further year on
Its threat has by no means disappeared
In many ways fears of Covid have been superseded
By threats to world peace
But let us not despair
May the brightening of the light
Be matched by a lifting of our spirits
And hopes, that despite present gloom,
Happier days are yet to come

Ken Fisher

 

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