Firstly, thank you to all my clients and friends who have told me how much they enjoy my blogs. I am grateful to everyone who reads them, as not only do I get an amazing opportunity to communicate openly about my life and work, one of the intrinsic principles upon which I have always wanted to do my work, but also because I can develop as a writer.
March has been a period of contradiction. At the beginning of the month, it seemed that winter would never end; cold, grey days with early evening darkness. Then, during the past week, the sun has robed the city with it's warmth and the trees in the park outside my home have suddenly burst into foliage and the most stunning white and pink blossom.
I have been thinking a lot about the environment. In spite of the extreme cold weather in the US during this past winter, on a global scale, there has been above-average temperatures measured every year for the past forty years! And as I've spent much of the winter complaining about the cold, I realise how ignorant I am. Climate change is real, and the problem is that in each generation, we get used to our experience of the current climate, only that which affects our lives directly, without really looking at the bigger picture, that we are actually living the consequences of trends culminated over hundreds of years (climate data has been reliably collected since the mid-1800's).
Spring is a time for new beginnings, and this month's blog is an attempt at seeing a larger perspective.