We are now seeing the bling of spring blossoms bursting forth everywhere announcing a new season of beginnings and promise. In former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s new book, “Promise Me, Dad – a Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose”, he concludes by describing his Irish ancestry “as being the only people in the world who are actually nostalgic about the future.” Spring’s natural greening and its bursting beauty gives me the feeling hope, even a longing for what is about to happen.

It was a cold winter for a while and we had to make adjustments to work around some challenging weather. So imagining the lake at full pond, which will be soon, and reading and editing for this Breeze edition of all the activity and plans being made for our Hickory Nut Gorge community this year, makes me excited and anxious for our future to take shape.

Yes, I’m nostalgic for the future – I can’t wait to get there! The more informed we are about our community, the more involved we are bound to be. Allow the Breeze to connect you to those things that interest you and to those things that may stretch you. ‘Have an opinion or suggestion to help us get there? Email ‘Your voice” columnist, Bob Keith at myvoicehng@gmail.com and be heard! ‘Have a story, event or photo you want published in the Breeze? Email me at mountainbreeze@bellsouth.net. In the meantime, enjoy every page of this spring Mountain Breeze print and digital edition.

Joe Biden ends his new book saying, “I have never stopped being a dreamer. I refuse to stop believing in possibilities…”   Me, too!