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There's a quote from Kurt Vonnegut…

…tucked away in an essay he wrote about the seasons. The idea that there are four seasons, he thought, was a lie. We should have six.

Fall does not move to winter, and winter does not move to spring. Instead, the seasons should be like so: Summer, fall, locking, winter, unlocking, and spring.

In Vonnegut's words, “what else could cruel March and only slightly less cruel April be? March and April are not spring. They're unlocking.”

There is poetry to the idea that creation itself requires a time of unlocking before anything of substance can bloom. If you find yourself stuck between what you're doing right now and what you want to do for the rest of your life, you might be in the cruel season of unlocking too.

Find the key.