The first day of summer is one of my favorite days of the year, but the first day of spring is almost as celebratory. Growing up on Long Island, the arrival of summer meant it was time for some fun: School’s out! Let’s hit the beach! But before carefree summer days, we had the warm-up. When spring came, there was always a sigh of relief. After months of freezing temps, bitter wind, and rain and snow, we were ready for a break. Come on, bring on the sunshine and warmth. Let’s see some green and those flowers. The seasons are less defined in Southern California but it’s still exciting to know that spring has sprung. Weeeeeeeeeeee.
The song for the day comes from Mr. Tom Waits: