The Joys of Spring: It is said that T.S.Eliot was recovering from a nervous breakdown when he penned the line, “April is the cruellest month”, and so he may be forgiven for sounding so depressing about a time of year which is all about life pouring forth. I overcome the temptation to quote any more of “The Waste Land” because it’s had many a better man than me confused, so why should I upset academics with words of shallow understanding.
But actually it doesn’t take much to appreciate life at this time of the year. A few minutes back, I paused up from work and went and sat outside the backdoor for a few moments to recoup from the rigours of a square screen. Immediately a large bumble bee hovered around some nearby plants..... the sound of Spring. The sun was shining but the air was sharp .... the feel of Spring.