Author: Roots To Learning

Grip down, begin to awaken & get organized!

Lifeless in appearance, sluggish dazed spring approaches- They enter the new world naked, cold, uncertain of all save that they enter. All about them the cold, familiar wind- Now the grass, tomorrow the stiff curl of wildcarrot leaf One by one objects are defined- It quickens: clarity, outline of leaf But now the stark dignity of entrance- Still, the profound change has come upon them: rooted, they grip down and begin to awaken –William Carlos Williams, “Spring and All” 1962 Awaken and Organize! Spring, for the most part, has arrived in the Pacific Northwest and with it comes not just the bursts of energetic bulbs, and buds, and limbs (of trees and kids!), but also an organizing principle, an impetus to shake off the winter routines, cold & cumbersome. Each year at this time, we begin to unearth new ideas or put into motion the goals established at the New Year.  Nervous energy abounds as we realize we are reaching toward longer light, as well as attempting to make the most of these final months …