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Quote of the Day: Charlotte Brontë

March 29th, 2015

“It had been a mild, serene spring day–one of those days which, towards the end of March or the beginning of April, rise shining over the dark as heralds of summer. It was drawing to an end now, but the evening was warm.”

Charlotte Brontë (in Jane Eyre)

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The days are noticeably warmer, particularly when the sun shines. The days are much louder now, there are noises that have been silent for many months. Going outside brings the sound of water running, dripping, moving; snow changing back to liquid and soaking deep into the earth. I’m beginning to spend more and more time outdoors, lingering when I do chores, finding excuses to go outside. Though spring isn’t here quite yet, we’re on the cusp, waiting with bated breath!

What’s your favorite sound of spring?

2 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Charlotte Brontë”
  1. Yolanda on March 29, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Favorite spring sound? The baby frogs. :)

    Jane Eyre is my favorite novel.

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  2. Chris on April 2, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Mine too! The spring peepers! And the many songs of the birds going about their busy spring lives! And the sound of the creeks thawing out! I love all the sounds of spring! I call it the Forest Tabernacle Choir! :)

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