The Spring Romantic in us All

“In the spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson

On these rare occasions where Britan smells the scent of freshly mown grass, feels the heat of the sun and hears nature busily preparing for the summer, we often turn to think about those special people in our lives and wish they were there, sharing that moment with you.

Waking up from the cold dark winter to newly blossoming flowers reminds me of the days when I was a naive teenager, madly in love with one of the girls, Jennifer, from the girls school across the road. We used to spend hours and hours picking flowers and lying on the grass in the summer, staring at the sky watching clouds go by and playing games, spotting clouds that looked like elephants and faces. I thought our love would never end, and when it did those skies just looked dark and the clouds began to resemble the confused thoughts in my head, heavy masses, weighing down on me. If I could go back in time, I would tell myself life goes on, as the saying goes, “There are plenty more fish in the sea.”

Now, these flowers and clouds make me think of new beginnings. I haven’t seen Jennifer for over 4 years and I have no wish to, because I’ve found a new wonderful woman I can share these spring and summer moments with.

Now I’m older, I’ve stopped picking flowers and instead send beautiful hand-made bouquets, especially at this time of year when the sun shines and light them up through windows. So today, I’m going to send my girlfriend the most exquisite bouquet, one we call ‘The Flame of Love’. For me, it symbolises our passion and her beauty. While our love may or may not last forever, I know in my heart I will always remember the way she makes me feel.


Butterflies, as cliche as they sound, do indeed exist, and now serve as one more spring reminder that love is out there for us all. For all you people still reminiscing about your Jennifer, you are faced with two choices: tell her how much you care or forget her. Either way, don’t let those clouds become heavy masses like I did. Let them be butterflies.

The Spring Romantic in us All was last modified: April 22nd, 2009 by admin
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