“Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonetts to Orpheus, 1923
This year, winter liked us so much it didn’t want to leave. During Easter break all the lakes were still covered by ice, but to keep the mood up winter had thrown in some sunshine and blue skies.
Now, however, it is happening. Spring has finally arrived and with it this giddy feeling that all might, in the end, go well. Why is it that we so strongly associate spring with hope?(more…)