It is March 21, officially the first day of Spring — although the Equinox was yesterday while we were bombing Libya.
Ah but Nature doesn’t care about our silly follies, does it now? That includes our penchant for imagining we can control nature. And so, Uppity is into Spring today. You should be into it too. Life is shorter than you imagine and I for one always secretly declare to myself that I am so glad to see yet another Spring.
Do not let this day go by without celebrating its meaning. I can assure you Congress and your President are having a good time. Go out there. Take a deep breath. Okay, okay, it might be still kind of messy out there, like it is where I am. But Spring is a PROMISE to those of us who know the joy of distinct seasons that there will be sun on your face, leaves on those trees, forsythias are just around the corner and, before you know it, your non-Monsanto heirloom tomatoes will be growing! And they are still legal!
Spring cleaning. The only good thing about doing it is………it means it’s really Spring!
I myself just can’t get anything done! But I’m going to do it anyways. I’ve always hated cleaning, much less Spring cleaning. You clear the dust and before you’re done, it’s back! Such an exercise in futility. I hate recurring tasks! I have always enjoyed tasks that have a beginning and an end. Something where you get to rest on your laurels and enjoy the fruits of your work. That’s why I have always believed that the very best way to clean a house is to use the Yellow Pages.
Speaking of not being able to get anything done, exercises in futility and recurring tasks: (h/t McNorman)
For everybody else, there’s Vivaldi.
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