April is a month of openings, the openings of flowers in the ground and buds on trees. All of nature awakens and begins to bloom again. And so it is hopefully also with us.
With that in mind the quote of John Paul II seemed to fit nicely. Shown along with it is a small window that I photographed on one of the picturesque buildings on the tiny island of Burano, just outside of Venice, Italy. The window is a transparent threshold. It is an opening in a wall of matter that lets in air, moonlight and sunlight, the colors of the world, the dark of night. The window is where inside and outside meet and cross, bringing together two worlds and their elements.
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Eyes have been called the windows of the soul and windows the eyes of the house. The “third eye” of imagination is a window on the inner world of possibility. The word “window” is the right of the from the old Icelandic vindr, “wind”, and auga, “eye”. To read more about the fascinating history of windows, please go here. In an upcoming article I will be writing more about the far reaching symbolism of doors and windows, so please sign up & do not miss it.
April is the fourth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and one of four months with a length of 30 days. It is commonly associated with the season of spring in the Northern hemisphere and autumn in the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to October in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa.
April starts on the same day of the week as July in all years, and January in leap years. April ends on the same day of the week as December every year. It became the fourth month of the Roman calendar, before January and February were added by King Numa Pompilius about 700 BC. It became the fourth month of the calendar year (the year when twelve months are displayed in order) during the time of the decemvirs about 450 BC, when it also was given 29 days. The derivation of the name is uncertain, yet the traditional etymology is from the Latin aperire, “to open,” in allusion to its being the season when trees and flowers begin to “open”. Since some of the Roman months were named in honor of divinities, and as April was sacred to the goddess Venus, it has been suggested that Aprilis was originally her month Aphrilis, from her equivalent Greek goddess name Aphrodite (Aphros).
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