Tuesday, April 27, 2010
"April is a promise that May is bound to keep" - Hal Borland
"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything" - William Shakespeare
"April comes like an idiot, babbling and stewing flowers" - Edna St. Vincent Millay
"Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever" - Charles Lamb (my personal favorite among these quotes)
And last, but not least "Sweet April showers do spring May flowers" - Thomas Tusser
Interesting mix, isn't it? So what is April to you?
Here in Germany we have a proverb going "April, April macht, was er will" - translated "April, April, does what it wants".
It's the month in which you can rely only on the fact that you can't rely on anything regarding the weather.
First it gives you the famous April showers. You are happy about them because after a long winter you feel rain is still better than snow, even more so if the rain is as beautiful as this necklace from 2 Belles and a Bead. Usually it's a lot wetter, though.
Just when you have gotten sick of the constant rain and the sudden temperature changes (can you hear the giggling from up there beyond the clouds?), you get up in the morning and soon wish you hadn't looked out of the window.
What else? Nobody walked through your street at night and covered it with flour, just to play a prank on you. It's snow, face it. Come on, get out your snow shovel again and try to find your car. If you are lucky, you can see the pixies throw snowballs at the squirrels, like here in Pixe's Treasure Chest.
But miracles do happen. One day you see people sitting outside in the street cafés, children eating icecream, barbecue season has begun and the shades come out of the bags again.
You look up and there it is, warm and bright, twinkling at you - the sun.
Of course it's very well possible that the next day you wake up to a thunderstorm again, so it might be a good idea to carry your own little suns with you like the ones from Distinction Jewelry.
If you like adventures, April is the month for you, if you like consistency, hm, sorry, maybe you should stay in bed for a month.
It's almost over now - so share with me, rain, sun or snow, what do you face right now?
Here it's 70 ° F at the moment and sunny. So what am I doing sitting at the computer??? See ya!
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