The first few days of Spring are some of the most exciting in the entire year–not calendar spring, which (like fashion spring) never quite coincides with any noticeable change in weather, but real spring. When I walk out the door and the air smells green and the chill has thawed and the sun is warm, my heart starts melt and I return to life again.
Watching everything turn green and begin to grow is inspiring–even in the heart of the city, flower stands seem brighter, more fragrant, carted fruit seems to taste better. Life is all about the journey again, now that we don’t have to worry about the cold.
Everywhere you look, you can see hints of green: bulbs that hidden beneath the ground have finally broken the surface, trees that were previously skeletal begin to envelope themselves in leaves and buds. It’s a beautiful reminder that even when things look bleak and hopeless, life doesn’t end–it waits for the perfect moment and springs back, stronger and more vibrant.
And it gets stronger every day. Spring is full of these reminders. It may sound cheesy, but after a long season of barren landscapes, white-washed views, and fruitless efforts to stave off shivers, spring is one giant affirmation of life. After half a year of watching things perish, seeing their renewal keeps things in perspective: the leaves return, and life continues.
- Kat von D Lock-It Foundation in Light46
- Urban Decay shadows in Flow, Deep End, Ace, and Blackout
- Mica Beauty Gel Eyeliner
- Lancome Hypnose Star mascara
- MAC blush in Her Blooming Cheek
- Make Up Forever Lipstick #205 (discontinued)