Soul Rejuvenation: Spring!

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It was early Sunday morning. While filling the coffeepot, I was hazily trying to decide if I was still dreaming. Eventually, my first cup of coffee and I vaguely decided to go for a wander in the garden.

As I slowly stepped outside – it was still many minutes before I’d remember to infuse caffeine into my bloodstream – the world suddenly doused me with all the signs of life and gifts of a gentle, early Spring. The crisp air made my cheeks tingle and smelled of fresh greens; the cloudless blue sky was bright and captivating – at 8 a.m.!

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Forms of life once hidden away, protected from the harshness of winter, were shooting up from the dark, cold ground and from stark, gray branches. Young plants I didn’t think would survive the winter flashed their bright new petals in defiance. Older plants I thought were on their last gasp were boldly unfurling, with the promise of a comeback stronger and bigger than ever.

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It was growth, rebirth, and rejuvenation all around me. And it was exciting!

I eventually took my first sip of morning coffee.

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It was a bit early for a cocktail at the time I wrote this post, but later I had the Aviation Martini, which is beautiful to look at and tastes sweet like Spring rain, fresh like a Spring morning.

Aviation Martini

2 ounces gin
1/4 ounce Crème de Violette
1/2 ounce Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

Shake with ice, serve neat in a martini glass. and sip while dreaming of possibilities.

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