A sign of spring, I suppose, is small-talking with the other parents on a slushy soccer field, watching our kids in a nordic ski relay. Sure, that’s spring in Vermont, borne with the usual good-humor of nordic ski families, and well compensated by an eclectic and unbelievably delicious potluck. At how many potlucks do you find a wedge of homemade sheep’s milk blue cheese?
But a more heartening sign is breaking out the lawn chairs for afternoon in plein air studying. Note snow.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.