Anyone ready for spring? March to me is a transitional month between February and April. I’m very aware of February. I’m happy and excited for April. March is that month where I’m a bit in a daze and often feel like, Um, is it winter still? Is it spring? I don’t know. Should I still cook some stew? Is it watermelon season yet? I’m so confused!
In March 2018, I was commuting and working a lot and barely experienced the outdoors and the weather. Last year, I was more local at a job but I felt like I was in a cave, and again, barely went outside.
This year, because of the coronavirus, there’s an air of fear and disgust everywhere. What to do about this? If I go on a hike, should I wear a mask — because, you know, fresh air might infect you? Just kidding. But this is how people are feeling and behaving, isn’t it? Like some random fresh air will infect you. The panic over the coronavirus has been crazy.
A few years ago, I decided that March was the month for spring cleaning and for exercise. (Interesting how panic over the coronavirus is overriding the normal instinct and desire for exercise.)
And recently, I found out that the first week of March was designated “North Carolina State Parks Week” in 2015, on the centennial of the founding of the first state park at Mount Mitchell.
Isn’t that the most perfect timing? First week of March, time to get yourself out to a state park and enjoy the first flowers, the new leaves, and the sunshine.
So there might be a killer virus going around, but I’m going outside anyway.
Here are a couple music videos that reminds me of spring. Enjoy!
Feist – “Mushaboom”
Florence + The Machine – “Dog Days Are Over (Live at Glastonbury 2010)”
That spring vibe when you want to fly out the window. Wheeee!