April 4, 2011
“The triumph of hope over experience.”
Samuel Johnson was referring to a second marriage. But that’s how I feel about spring-clothes shopping.
Speaking of Spring: People are griping that Spring isn’t behaving properly. It’s been rainy and chilly, with occasional snow flurries.
What is this mythical “perfect Spring” that people dream of? I don’t recall many springs where we got a lot of sunny, warm days. The Springs I recall are rainy, chilly and annoying (except in the South, where it’s rainy, warm and sticky) with, every once in a while, a perfect day or two—temps in the seventies, sunny, maybe a light breeze. Then, boom! it turns hot. Every year.
It’s not that I mind people having their illusions; they give us hope. I just get tired of hearing people recycle the same gripes every year.