This past week saw the Vernal Equinox, the first day of spring.
I used to not give springtime much respect. It was just another season that stood between me and the freedom of summer.
I blame it on getting older. After high school, and again after college, the months began moving faster. Each year ended more quickly than the last. It didn't take a real epiphany for me to determine I needed to stop leaping ahead of myself. Time is short. That's how life goes. Best to enjoy it.
So here it is, a selection of songs that make me think of spring. Songs to honor everything from the smell of blooming things (and yes, even the curse of sinus inflammation), to the steadily warming days, to the sudden rain showers (and, okay, the tornadoes) to the symbolism of birth and renewal and the feeling of hope that I get as my little piece of earth turns toward the sun.
What songs make you think of spring?
1. This Tornado Loves You - Neko Case
2. Time of Your Life - Green Day
3. Glycerine - Bush
4. Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
5. Drops of Jupiter - Train