Whether or not you are religious, you may have been thinking just that… “Thank God for Spring!”
Oh the joys of New England! Why do we live here?
- Well, if we didn’t have beautiful snow cover, we’d still be cold as s**t and the days would not be as bright.
- We would not have our annual equilibration of precipitation amounts.
- We don’t have to wonder why homeowner’s insurance exists.
- Missed gym time due to weather closures didn’t matter; all we had to do was go outside and shovel. And shovel. And rake. Repeat ad nauseum.
- Our gardens actually benefit from snow cover.
- We wouldn’t be inspired to let go of our comfort food and get moving again. Or is that just me?
- If we didn’t get so depressed over the course of the 10 month winter, we wouldn’t be so excited for 2 months of good weather. [Possible exaggeration of season lengths? As Lee Atwater said, “Perception is reality.”]
But most importantly:
- Our hearts would not lift with the first-heard morning birdsongs or the first glimpse of snowdrops peeking through the snow.
An excerpt from Carl Sandburg’s Three Spring Notations on Bipeds:
The down drop of the blackbird,
The wing catch of arrested flight,
The stop midway and then off: off for triangles, circles, loops of new hieroglyphs—
This is April’s way: a woman:
“O yes, I’m here again and your heart
knows I was coming.”
Take heart, Runit friends, spring weather is right around the corner!
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