Tuesday, 3 March 2009

The March Wind

An illustration by Frank Pape from the children's book At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald.

I read a page this morning from a book of daily meditations for the turning of the year called The Celtic Spirit by Caitlin Matthews. The passage was called Colours of the Wind and and made the point that the weather vane of our emotions and moods is very much attuned to the winds. March has just arrived and, after the coldest winter in quite some years, there were no daffodils for St. David's Day.Today we have had wind and driving rain and my mood feels somewhat indigo and mauve - yesterday when it was bright and springlike, it felt silvery like the colour of dew in morning sunlight.

As the month progresses towards the equinox and spring, the occasional rainbow will appear across the sky in between showers - and once again the land will be flecked with blue, green and yellow as warmth returns to the northern hemisphere.