Happy Monday Posts #30: Spring

A wonderfully busy work schedule, fabulous new clients (more on that in a separate “update” post within the week!) and a slew of other wondrous, challenging, tedious and in-between events and issues have kept me away from my Happy Monday quoting for what I realize has been almost a month! I’m also quite weary of wintry weather, so I’ve felt not-so keen on keeping to a normal schedule. (Hibernation and excessive eating, anyone?)

 

I was just talking to a friend this morning about how ridiculously cold it still is inside my apartment … especially for April 7. So, in hopes of evoking the springy powers that be/”springing” spring, I thought I’d present some quotes I like about the season we are (supposedly) in at the moment.

 

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” — Ernest Hemingway (from A Moveable Feast)

 

“’Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’…’It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…'” — Frances Hodgson Burnett (from The Secret Garden)

 

“… sweet spring is your … time is my time is our … time for springtime is lovetime … and viva sweet love” — E.E. Cummings

 

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” — Mark Twain (from Tom Sawyer, Detective)

 

“Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.” — Charlotte Brontë (from Jane Eyre)

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