Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Why is Spring the time for love?
Spring is the time for love. Spring is the time when the world awakens from its long winter slumber. The sun rises earlier in the morning, the evenings are brighter. The dark coldness of winter dissipates to the promise of Spring and the summer to come.
Our moods are naturally happier when the sun is high in the sky. We smile more. We spend more time outside in nature, walking and breathing in the Spring air. Animals are born in the fields and the air is full of birdsong. We find ourselves in a better mood, which naturally makes us more attractive.
Spring is the time for fresh hopes and new beginnings. It is a time for hope and renewal. Maybe Spring can be seen as a time for renewing our relationships or a time to start looking for love again. Spring is a time for love. Spring is a time to give love a chance again.
We “spring clean” our houses at this time of year, why not “spring clean” our love lives?
We cast off the dark, heavy clothes of winter for the lighter, flimsier clothes of spring-time. We start to reveal more of our bodies as the weather becomes warmer and brighter. We start to prepare ourselves for the long, late spring and summer evenings that will soon be upon us. Many women lighten their hair, indulge in fake tans and body hair removal rituals, all in readiness for the revealing of bare legs and arms of spring and summer time.
Animals mate during the spring. Perhaps, humans become more interested in finding love in spring-time because of some ancient biological clock. There is also a theory, not necessarily a scientifically proven theory, that because of the increase in sunshine in spring-time after the dark, cold winter, stimulates the production of vitamin D in the human body.
Perhaps the increase in vitamin D also increases our hormones and mating instinct. Maybe the warmer weather of spring-time increases our libido, after all humans are very much visual creatures, and the exchange of our heavy winter clothes for lighter spring clothes displays a lot more flesh.
When the warmer, sunnier weather of spring finally arrives, we tend to want to be outdoors more often. The television is switched off and we start taking walks in the park.
We begin to emerge from our winter cocoon. If we are out and about more then we have a greater opportunity to meet more people. Smile, make eye contact and exchange a few words with that stranger you've never had the chance to speak to before. It's spring-time, the time for love.
This an excert from the book, My Love, by Joanne Clancy. If you would like to read more click here to buy on Amazon.