I love the hope and longing encapsulated in Noah and The Whale’s First Days of Spring. With my own story in mind I love the song’s answer to the feeling that we all have one chance to f*** up our lives; Like a cut down tree, I will rise again
I’ll be bigger, and stronger than ever before.
The first day of Spring. Someone’s turned up the brightness on the colours today. Acid yellow daffodils, a slick of cobalt across the turquoise of the sea. Burnt sienna and bright orange on the back of the tiny crab we find in the rockpools. On days like this all feels right with the world, and the colour is turned up in my heart.
Eldest wrote this poem which sums up our day beautifully:
To feel the sand between my toes, and see the sea as it goes
Barnacles, anemones and sea snails plenty
A couple of ice cream cones empty
Little sisters having fun, playing in the golden sun
Driving home to see a fox, hiding in amongst the rocks
How I love going rockpooling