Today is the Vernal Equinox. In the northern hemisphere, it marks the beginning of Spring. Along with the September Equinox, these equinoxes are of interest to this creative minimalist. They are boundary markers. They mark the end of Winter or Summer and the beginning of something new. But I like to envision them as moments. A perfect moment of balance. A perfect moment captured.
The equinox is the brief moment before the tipping point. A moment when there is no change. A moment when everything is balanced. Just balance. Equality. A brief moment of perfection perhaps.
I know perfection doesn’t exist. As a creative person I struggle with that fact. Everything is in flux and everything changes. Even if we could capture perfection it would not last. To capture something in a creative moment, capture it perfectly, is a subconscious dream that is regularly a conscious nightmare for this creative.
To know that perfect balance exists, however briefly, is a lovely thought. Perfect balance at a single moment. A snapshot of time. An equinox.
It’s a thought I hold and offer up each and every equinox. It’s a moment to give thanks, to offer gratitude and be grateful. Moments of balance, perfect balance, exist. They are brief and pass, but they return. They exist just like the brightest summer day or the darkest winter night.
A wise person once said that there is nothing knew under the sun. Balance has always been there and always will. I give thanks that it is.
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