Mess with the clock, mess with my expectations …
March 8, 2009 § 14 Comments
Gimme a sign of Spring
to get me through the night.
I can’t take the bleak gray
Bring on the Spring sunlight.
unrecorded and spontaneous lyrics by a totally cabin-fevered Oh
(note to BB King – um, yeah, this is just a little Blues dittie; no need to write me with a WTF? )
But wait, surely these are signs of Spring …
The irrepressible crocuses …er … croci?
Nope, not a pussy willow – this is a magnolia, getting ready to pop out of its furry little pods!
In the northeast, the sighting of a robin is the first sign of Spring. Not true here in the Midwest but still, Monsieur Robin brings a surge of joy to this writer.
THE TORRENTS OF SPRING by Ernest Hemingway…
I never heard of this one ’til searching for books to put here relating to “spring.”
Honestly, how many suitcases with novels in them did this man lose?
This one was apparently published in 1926, kind of a predecessor to THE SUN ALSO RISES. Well, kudos to you if you’ve read this one…or even heard of it.
SILENT SPRING by Rachel Carson – written in 1962 and now credited as one of the top 25 science books ever, Ms Carson called everyone’s attention to the damages of DDT particularly on our bird population and led a decade later to the banning of the radical pesticide.
Good writers rule!