This Inflorescent Season

Come discover how astonishing
it is to unravel
your own blossoming.
― Tara Estacaan

This Inflorescent Season - Flowers

Like dawn, I rise
From the dark, a half-remembered dream
Of cold and silence, whispers of elder fear
Soft light draws me outside
Across the threshold of myself

A breaking-through, unlocking
In this reawakening
I will sing with the orioles
I will dance with the breeze
Letting this weathered heart
Bloom like camellias once again.

 

This Inflorescent Season - The Changing of the Seasons

The Changing of the Seasons

The Spring Equinox, also known as the vernal equinox, is a celestial event that occurs each year around March 20th in the Northern Hemisphere (September in the Southern Hemisphere). It marks the official beginning of Spring, the season of renewal, growth, and vitality.

During the Spring Equinox, day and night are approximately equal in length, symbolizing a perfect balance between light and darkness. This equilibrium is a reminder of the delicate harmony that exists within nature and within ourselves. As the Earth tilts on its axis, the sun crosses the celestial equator, bringing increasing daylight hours and warming temperatures.

This Inflorescent Season - Easter Egg

Cultures around the world have celebrated the Spring Equinox for millennia, often with rituals and festivities that honor the changing of seasons and the promise of new life. In pagan traditions, Ostara is celebrated as the time when the goddess of spring brings forth fertility and abundance. Symbols of fertility such as eggs, rabbits, and flowers are commonly associated with this time of year. In many Christian traditions, it coincides with Easter, a holiday symbolizing rebirth and resurrection.

From a scientific perspective, the Spring Equinox is a key event in Earth's annual journey around the sun. It signals the end of winter and the beginning of a new cycle of growth and regeneration. Plants begin to bloom, animals emerge from hibernation, and the natural world bursts forth with vitality. This year, it is an especially auspicious event — the earliest it has occurred in 128 years!

This Inflorescent Season - The Season of Rebirth and Renewal

The Season of Rebirth and Renewal

Coinciding with the Spring Equinox, Ostara marks a pivotal moment in the dance of nature, where light and darkness achieve perfect balance before stepping into the radiant embrace of Spring. Rooted in the fertile soil of pagan tradition, this ancient celebration speaks to the eternal cycle of renewal and growth that pervades our existence.

Ostara is often attributed to Ēostre, the Germanic goddess of Spring, who embodies the essence of rebirth and regeneration. Just as the sun ascends higher in the sky, casting its golden rays upon the land, so too do we arise from the darkness of winter, embracing the light that illuminates our path forward.

As the earth awakens from its wintry slumber, Ostara emerges as a symbol of hope and vitality. It is the time when the land stirs with the promise of new beginnings, as buds unfurl and life in its various forms pulses with renewed vigor. The air is imbued with the sweet scent of blossoms, and the chorus of birdsong heralds the return of warmth and abundance.

This Inflorescent Season - Flowers On The Ground

This celebration invites us to embrace the inherent beauty and magic of the natural world, to marvel at the wonders of creation unfolding before our eyes. It reminds us to pause and reflect on the blessings that surround us, from the bountiful harvests of the Earth to the love and companionship of family and friends.

In the midst of our busy lives, Ostara beckons us to reconnect with the rhythms of the earth, to tread lightly upon the land and honor its sanctity. It is a time for ritual and celebration, for gathering together in community and giving thanks for the blessings we have received.

In the spirit of Ostara, we honor the cycles of nature and the interconnectedness of all living beings. We recognize the delicate balance that sustains life on this planet and renew our vow to nurture and protect it for generations to come. Like the seeds we sow in the fertile earth, our actions have the power to shape the world around us, either nurturing growth and abundance or sowing discord and destruction.

This Inflorescent Season - Two Women Having A Conversation

As we welcome the return of the light, let us also rekindle the flame of hope within our hearts. Let us sow seeds of kindness and compassion, knowing that even the smallest act of love has the power to transform the world. And as we dance beneath the flourishing branches of the springtime trees, let us rejoice in the beauty of life and the endless possibilities that lie ahead.

Ostara is more than just a celebration — it is a state of being, an embodiment of the eternal cycle of life, death, and rebirth that we all hold within us. May we embrace its lessons with open hearts and curious minds, and may the spirit of Ostara guide us on our journey towards wholeness and renewal.

This Inflorescent Season - EndlessPens Celebrates Spring and Ostara

EndlessPens Celebrates Spring and Ostara

Come and celebrate with us! Let us joyfully embrace Spring as a season of hope and renewal, hand in hand with Ostara in honoring our interconnectedness with nature at its height of awakened vitality — along with a selection of fountain pens and other tools especially crafted for creative inspiration:

 

This Inflorescent Season - Tailored Pen Company New Year, New Hue! 2024 Fountain Pen

 

Tailored Pen Company New Year, New Hue! 2024 Fountain Pen – A Limited Edition Endless Exclusive for 2024, this fountain pen ushers in new growth with all its pains and gains. Pantone's Color of the Year Peach Fuzz validates our collective need for comfort, hope, and emotional support amidst the challenges of life, a symbol of nurturing co-created with @micahfinds.

 

 

This Inflorescent Season - Sailor Yurameku 1st Edition Ink Bottle

 

Sailor Yurameku 1st Edition Ink Bottle – Sailor's Yurameku Inks collection features water-based inks which change color depending on the length of time and the paper. A mysterious ink that shows glimpses of different colors in shades and streaks, inspired by the shimmering, ever-changing sky.

 

 

This Inflorescent Season - Leonardo Momento Zero Persephone Fountain Pen

 

Leonardo Momento Zero Persephone Fountain Pen – An Endless Exclusive for 2024, this fountain pen honors one of the goddesses who embody the essence of Spring. The Persephone features a blank designed by @micahfinds, in DiamondCast produced only by McKenzie Penworks, showcased on the Leonardo's Momento Zero model. The pen is adorned with gold trims and equipped with a corresponding gold-colored stainless steel nib.

 

 

This Inflorescent Season - EndlessPens Wildflower Field Washi Tape

 

EndlessPens Wildflower Field Washi Tape – An Endless Exclusive for 2023 co-created by @atillasultis
Drawing the waves and fans based on a classic pattern just became a great winding down activity, and then became a regular addition to most of my planner pages.
Wildflower Field is like the view of the colorful fields of spring and summer wilderness.
— Attila Sultis

 

 

This Inflorescent Season - Kakimori Chika Higashi Undated Planner (B6)

 

Kakimori Chika Higashi Undated Planner (B6) – Experience the year ahead in your own skilled penmanship with this B6 planner featuring unique artist collaboration covers and high-quality Mitsubishi Bank Paper pages. Its undated format allows you to begin and plan without restriction in any given month. Chika Higashi is a painter and former founder of Coci la elle, a boutique umbrella brand known for its hand-painted designs. Higashi’s bold and colorful works create notebook covers that have a completely different look depending on the placement. This planner features split spiral binding for convenient lay-flat use and ample space for handwriting. Bank Paper has been carefully selected for its pages, as it is a highly versatile paper suitable for all writing implements. Every day, you'll eagerly plan your days, journal, or sketch.

 

 

This Inflorescent Season - Sailor Pro Gear Pillow Book #4 Spring Sky Fountain Pen

 

Sailor Pro Gear Pillow Book #4 Spring Sky Fountain Pen – Spring Sky as described in the famous Pillow Book:

"In Spring the early morning Sky is the most beautiful sight!
As the morning sunlight creeps slowly over the hills, their outlines are colored a pinky red and wisps of purplish clouds trail over them."


This regular-sized Sailor Fountain Pen Pro Gear features a 21K gold nib with rhodium plating and accents, providing lasting quality.

 

 

This Inflorescent Season - Wearingeul Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Ink Set

 

Wearingeul Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Ink Set – Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Ink set features (5) 30ml ink bottles in:

Alice
On a light sky blue base with yellow shading, shiny golden glitter shows the lively character of Alice.

Cheshire Cat
The red violet color illustrates the madness of the character with impressive shading.

White Rabbit
This ink illustrates a white rabbit hurrying through Wonderland with great shading of orange pink on ivory base color.

Queen of Hearts
For a charismatic but bit mad queen, this ink has red black base color with gorgeous gold glitter and dark brown sheen.

Mad Hatter
The chaotic character of Mad Hatter is illustrated by dark olive green and dizzy yellow shading.

 

This Inflorescent Season - BENU Talisman Four-Leaf Clover Fountain Pen

BENU Talisman Four-Leaf Clover Fountain Pen – The four-leaf clover is a rare variation of the common three-leaf clover, and it was said that whoever stumbles across a four-leaf clover will be blessed with eternal good luck and prosperity! Talisman Four-leaf Clover draws inspiration from certain tales of yore, setting out to convey these stories not only in the color and style of each pen, but by actually infusing dried four-leaf clover into each pen’s material. The body and cap features a black high quality resin base accented with a silver clip and dark green sparkles with little bright green four-leaf clover all throughout the pen.

 

May these picks renew your zest for creativity and help invigorate your imagination!

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

Have a wonderful Spring and a joyous Ostara!

This Inflorescent Season - Have a wonderful Spring and a joyous Ostara!

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Written by @lekzumali
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