Today (March 20th) marks the Spring Equinox – or, more precisely, at 12:37 PM ET the sun will cross the equator and the day and night should be approximately equal lengths. This crossing marks the beginning of spring and the renewal of life in the Northern Hemisphere. Animals come out of hibernation and plants bloom (of course, those on America’s East Coast and Midwest might have to wait a bit longer…).
Throughout history the Spring Equinox was a time for celebration as the Ancient Egyptians, Persians, and Romans all celebrated the Equinox with great festivals. The ancient Egyptians went so far as to build the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising sun on the day of the Spring Equinox – which is the only time of year the sun rises due East.
Living in San Francisco, the idea of today representing rebirth and new life is somewhat lost on me (not to mention those of you in the Southern Hemisphere!). The sun has been shining all “winter” and ironically in San Francisco the coming of spring and summer tend to mean fog, wind, and cold.
Like San Francisco’s weather, Maven does not follow convention. Our customers and participants don’t hunker down for the winter and wait until spring to come out of hibernation. The connect and consult at all hours of the day and night and every day of the year, regardless of whether the sun is shining or the snow is falling. For us, there are no Spring or Fall Equinox’s, just a constant exchange of knowledge, ideas, and expertise..