The trees are exploding with green leaves and pink blossoms, the ground is covered in petals, and even the sky has turned a deeper, more limitless shade of cerulean. As I write this sentence, hunched over a desk on the second floor of Fordham’s library, I am fighting the nearly irresistible urge to sprint to the nearest exit and fling myself onto the verdant lawn beckoning through the window (if you’re also stuck inside, you can drool over the beautiful blossoms on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s website). Everywhere, the earth is bursting with rejuvenated life, and something deep down inside me wants to be a part of it. These events and the feelings they create are nothing new. This year, as with every year, spring has finally come.
Traditionally, spring conjures up ideas of rebirth, renewal, and reawakening after the bleak and dormant days of winter. This is certainly true for the natural world, yet people, too can undergo a renewal or reawakening in the course of their lives.
For today’s prompt, imagine a scene in which you or your character sees his or her surroundings in a completely new light. Focus on the exact moment when the change occurs. Describe the images and sensations of this change in vivid detail. If you get stuck, go back to the metaphor of a flower in bloom.