Spring. It’s a time of newness, and a time of change. The world comes out of its grey depressing shell and explodes into a web of color, life, and pollen. Birds sing, flowers bloom, and thousands of beetles walk across Rice sidewalks. The Earth is not the only thing changing during this special time. Our lives at Rice change as well. Clubs elect new leadership, a new guard of student government takes over, seniors prepare to leave the Rice bubble, and newly accepted freshman prepare for the adventure that lies within it. Though a beautiful time, it can be a tumultuous one, with the stress of impending change compounding the general stress of life.
So, in an effort to remind you about the magic of spring, here are a few quotes about this special season.
"Spring is nature's way of saying let's party." -- Robin Williams
"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush."
-- Doug Larson
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke
“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.”
― Victor Kraft
“The world is exploding in emerald, sage, and lusty chartreuse - neon green with so much yellow in it. It is an explosive green that, if one could watch it moment by moment throughout the day, would grow in every dimension.”
― Amy Seidl, Early Spring: An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming World
“In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head.” -Emma Racine deFleur
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. -Rainer Maria Rilke
If these hastily assembled quotes failed to brighten your day, then maybe the thought that summer is only a few months away can put a smile on your face!
Written by Joshua A.
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April is the cruelest month, breeding/ Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/ Memory and desire, stirring/ Dull roots with spring rain.
-T. S. Eliot
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