Collection: Emergence of Life

Jīngzhé (惊蛰), the 3rd Solar Term, marks the awakening of the earth as it stirs from its winter slumber. Occurring around March 5th to the 7th, this time heralds the subtle signs of spring's imminent arrival. 惊蛰 can be literally translated as “stirring from hibernation” and is traditionally known as “Awakening of Insects.”

I’ve interpreted it as “Emergence of Life.” This period is more than just about the stirring of dormant creatures; it symbolizes a period of awakening and renewal for us all. Like those emerging from hibernation, we have chance to lift out of the haze of slumber and embrace the new growth that Spring will soon bring. 

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