Saturday, March 20, 2010


I believe this is a picture of how Spring should look. Brilliant and floral. Spring in GriggsDakota does look this way, but you have to wait until June 15th or so. 
Most of the time early Spring looks more like this even at its best. And so we wait. The sun is warming, the days are longer, but the general state of the season is uncertain.
When I was in elementary school we did a musical play about Spring. I was cast as a Sunshine Fairy with five other fairies and my mom made me a beautiful yellow dress with lace on the collar and a sash that tied into a bow at the back. There was a beautiful girl, probably a sixth grader, that was cast as Spring. She had the most glorious gown, Multi-colored nylon net, as I recall. She was SPRING! Sunshine nearly radiated out of her as we all sang:
Spring, Spring, Beautiful Spring
Beautiful Spring is here!
Brooklets Flow and Flowers Grow
Jack Frost we do not Fear.
Spring, Spring, Beautiful Spring
Under your Watchful Care
All are Happy, 
All things are wondrous Fair!

When the day of the performance finally arrived, I was sick. I must have been contagious, because I had to stay home with Grandpa while everyone else went to the production. I have been a little cynical about Spring ever since.
 And why not be cynical? Spring in GriggsDakota is fickle.
 It reminds me of the chorus of Katy Perry's hit song: 
Hot and Cold
Cause you're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no

You're in then you're out
You're up then you're down

You're wrong when it's right
It's black and it's white

We fight, we break up
We kiss, we make up...

I read somewhere that Spring never misses its turn. Let's hope not.

1 comment:

  1. Mom! Katy Perry is a really nice tie in, I really liked this post.