10 Replies to “Readiness”

  1. “April is the cruelest month” – T.S. Eliot understood all too well. Haven’t we had this conversation before? Last winter? The one before? Isn’t much of life like this, waiting, waiting for Spring… for something to bloom?

    1. I always think March is the cruelest month – and then April arrives. I think in your new climate spring should reach you much sooner with all of her tender administrations.

      1. ”Tis true – we have daffodils and forsythia in bloom, and mid50s most days. It’s a welcome change, and indeed very tender. Sorry we missed NH’s 18in April snow!

  2. Threadbare, I’d say. Time to spruce up. (And if you think that has to do with trees in New England, check this out:
    ” ‘Spruce’ moved from being an adjective, describing leather and other goods from Prussia [16th century] to a verb, meaning ‘make smart and neat’. The first mention of ‘sprucing-up’ comes in Sir George Etherege’s Restoration drama The Man of Mode, 1676) – http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/spruce-up.html

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