Yes. My post this week is about the star at the center of our solar system.
Why is it something I like? Well, how could I not? Because of sunshine we have beautiful trees and flowers - oxygen to breathe, nice side effect if you ask me - and it helps us feel better. Sunshine is something people need. Their body needs it. And after a long, cold winter (though I admit I'm one of the freaks who love those), it is nice to have the sun back.
I was out geocaching with friends Saturday. All I wore were pants, t-shirt, and a light cardigan (which was kinda hot but I've been sick, so better safe than sorry). It was in the 50s with the sun, and I was in heaven. I could barely contain my excitement as we walked around looking for caches, skipping and hopping along head of them more than once, happily putting my hands in holes and dirty concrete looking for the hidden finds. For me it was perfect. Sunshine, cool air, and playing around outside with friends.
And we were only geocaching because the sun was out, warming us, gracing us, allowing the weather to be nice enough for us to run around. My friend P wouldn't have gone with A and I if the sun hadn't been out, toasting us on a lovely winter day. Some people, like P, aren't big outdoorsy people, but if the sun is out, half the battle is over. At this point in the year, with spring so close, we crave the sun, need it to keep moving forward into another season and another change in our lives.
Winter can beat people down. The cold, the snow, all the nice and salt building up around the city, not to mention the long dark days or overcast days with no sun. (Yet despite all this I love winter time, there are some great aspects to the season). But our bodies get to a point in which it says "Something's gotta give" because as lifeforms on this planet, the sun is something that we need. We wouldn't be here without it, and I am grateful its there to break the cold, dark days.