Now that spring has finally arrived, we see signs of flowers blooming, hear sounds of birds chirping, and smell the new growth of grass pushing through the formerly frozen soil. All our senses are being rewarded with the signs of a season associated with new birth and rebirth. For those of us who spend the winter months going from one indoor location to another, with little time spent breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the wide open outdoor environment, we can once again interact with our environment. Maybe you like working in the garden or taking walks in the park. Though not typically an outdoor activity, shopping for a new spring wardrobe might be your thing. Playing tennis or basketball, golfing, or just throwing the Frisbee to the dog and watching him not catch it. Yes, spending more time outside usually goes along with less chilly temperatures. While out in the public domain we start to notice other signs of warmer weather, too. People meandering along city streets and on country roads are evident to our watchful eyes. People watching other people. People who are wearing just a little less than they were all winter long. More short sleeve shirts and blouses, thinner jackets and lighter cotton pants. Some are in pairs and some are even holding hands. Some are sitting on park benches eating lunch, alone or with friends. They are talking more animatedly and you might catch them eyeing each other as they pass one another, rather than hurrying to the next warm destination. Yes, folks, spring is a time for filling the senses and stirring the imagination. It is a time for nature’s citizens to do what nature intended. Repopulate, replenish and reawaken our instinct to survive and our drive to reproduce. Of course, some of nature’s citizens, humans in particular, do not necessarily go about instinctually trying to finding a mate so that we can pass along our genetic code. Although there may be some of that biologically hardwired within us, we temper it with rules of attraction and consideration for compatibility. Still, the season is awash with possibilities. While the temperature rises outside, it also rises inside. That is, inside our bodies and our minds. Raising our level of activity creates more energy and a desire to dispel some of that energy. Libido increases as well, to help motivate us to make that connection and put some of our renewed energy to good use. After all, energy is neither created nor destroyed, right? It does just become another form of energy. Sexual energy is what I’m talking about, folks. Not that indoor activities can’t be just as arousing, but there is something to be said for fresh, sweet smelling air and the sight of green grass, colorful flowers and a few less woolen garments. Let your imagination do some of the work and the rest may follow. The blood pumps more freely and the body, less encumbered, moves more agreeably. Take your partner for a walk or a run in the park, or go there alone to find one! Get out and enjoy the start of this season of possibilities, then come home, throw open the windows (if your allergies allow), and get busy. Because soon it will be summer, which means hotter temps, even less clothing, and who knows what your imagination will lead you to discover.