Thursday, April 7, 2011

Springing (or not) into Spring

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.

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