“March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” That’s the old cliché. It seems a bit strange to use that turn of phrase for March 2012. That is, unless you think lambs are the most gorgeous, beautiful creatures alive on this green earth. This week heralded in the official start of spring. New York City has outdone itself with this seasonal change. The city is nothing short of glorious. The weather sunny mid 70s. Everything is green, apart from the brilliant blue sky and the colorful flowers that are blooming everywhere.
There is a tangible energy change on the city streets. The sentiment of “I’m cranky, cold, and you’re in my way” that has been emanating, all winter long, from those I share the sidewalks with has changed. Now there’s a smile on everyone’s face, or at least a twinkle in their eye, and an overwhelming feeling of, “I’m just happy to be alive and outside!” You might think they put Paxil in the water. It’s amazing what some sunshine can do.
Yesterday was the warmest day yet, anyone short of the undead wanted to spend as much time as possible outside. I took full advantage of my unconventional work schedule, complete with a picnic lunch and a leisurely walk through Central Park. It was a truly fantastic day. If you are sitting at a computer right now, don’t fret. Pretend you’re walking with me in Central Park!
Happy Spring everyone! Hope the weather is as lovely where you are and you can make the most of it this weekend!