From time to time I have touched on the relationship between the weather and my writing habits. Regular readers will be aware that I have a particular fondness for the dark times of the year, and stormy or rainy and overcast days, which I find conducive to thinking and reflection, and hence writing.
Such times could not be further from my mind today. It is sunny and relatively warm, and we are entering a different phase of the calendar with Spring almost upon us. At this moment I sit at a café in Carlton revelling in the slightest breath of fragrant air, which is floating in through the open doorway. Spring is a time of renewal and new life, and it makes my heart glad. In the spirit of the seasonal vibe I am in the throes of launching a new business venture, one that takes one facet of my writing in a new and entrepreneurial direction. If you are curious, you can check it out here.
So with the green shoots already appearing on the branches of the street trees that grace the boulevards of inner-city Melbourne, I open my heart and welcome the new season. It is good to be alive!