Welcome to Melodic Monday where today the feeling of spring and the joy of love are all around.
With the mild winter we’ve enjoyed in northeast Ohio, I’ve been watching a lot of our Canada geese return early. The geese milling about are my first true indication of spring. They fascinate me and I could spend hours watching them waddle in their communities. My favorite is when the feeding and frolicking gives way to each couple sharing nest guarding duties. Moving too close will get you a stare, then an all-out charging by one with threatening squawks and wings outstretched for battle. *cough* Yes, I’ve been chased away.
The births give us protective parents parading the fuzzy babies down the sidewalks, across the roadways and into the local ponds. I love that the geese mate for life and spend their time blissfully committed. When I read this sweet post from my blog buddy, Natalie Hartford, on finding life partners that bring out the best in us, I thought again of the geese and imagined their inside jokes, conversations over parenting and searches for best feeding areas. I may be watching generations in the same family carry forward each year.
More so than Valentine’s Day, spring brings me to a feeling of love, rebirth and opportunity filtering through the air. New buds are bursting from the ground. Bunnies are hopping about nibbling fresh grass. Couples are venturing out to share evening walks.
Now is when I’m randomly humming songs of romance and putting Chicago, Luther Vandross and Anita Baker on repeat. My new fave added to this love bunch is “Maybe I’m Amazed,” as sung by Jeremy Jordan and Keke Palmer on the Joyful Noise soundtrack.
If you remember, a little bit ago I raved about Jeremy as the movie’s breakout star. Well, with the CD now in my possession, that belief is renewed by 10 and the song is on repeat. There is tenderness in the tone of the vocals and believability that they are two teenagers embrace in the hope of new love. Thank you, Sir Paul McCartney, for crafting this gem. When I leave work tonight, I think I’ll roll down my window in the parking lot so my geese can listen and nod their necks along.
What will you do on March 20 to celebrate the first day of spring?
What is your favorite part of the season?
What songs frequent your love soundtrack?