If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ll have noticed that as the seasons change, so does the main header image I use. Yesterday, rather unbeknownst to me, Spring crept in and replaced Winter. I was reminded of this by one of my co-workers, who noted that the vernal equinox had occurred overnight, and then went on to some other bit of information..I think it was about one of his cats. At that point it occurred to me I missed one of my little rituals.
Ever since I was little, I looked at things that changed (like seasons, the New Year) and as I was going to bed, I’d look at the calendar and mutter under my breath “so long X, hello Y“ where X and Y were replaced with something like Winter and Spring, and then I’d go to bed. I honestly don’t know anyone else that does this, but I can’t believe there aren’t people that don’t. Some might take it to the nth degree, but this was my own little thing to do to memorialize an event like that.
I suppose as I get older I’m going to start forgetting to do things of that nature, I’ve already noticed on more than one occasion I’m missing other people’s birthdays, even when reminded of them by FacePlace. It’s just not so important anymore, y’know? People that I haven’t seen face to face in better than 35 years, people that I went to HS with but afterward we lost touch due to a variety of adventures in life etc. We still greet one another on occasion, revel in each others’ accomplishments (when noted) but unless I actually attend a reunion (reminder, your 35th is coming up sometime later this year, buddy) I may never see many of these people ever again.
Oops, got off on a tangent. Better to end that rant.
Anyway, back to the meat of this entry. We made it into Spring. Winter 2017-2018 is done. Soon the snow will be gone and the flowers will bloom. Spring is a time of renewal, a time of new life and a time where the temperatures become warmer and we want to spend more time outside. (Yes I know there’s a nor`easter barreling up the East Coast of the US and pasting places like Virginia and will be burying NYC and Boston and points north. Do kindly stifle yourself about that, thank you.)
So, to right the ship (so to speak), here goes. Adios Winter, Hello Spring!