Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Magic of Spring
March is always a month of change. As the snow melts, magically you find that daffodils, tulips, crocus all are peeking up through the cold earth. The gold finches are turning from brownish green to bright yellow. The song sparrow is singing loudly now in the mornings. Gray cloudy days give way to bright sunny days. Although it is still cold, we don't mind it as much because of the sunshine that comes with it at this time of year. Spring Break plans are being put in place. Lots of cars headed to Florida to soak up the sun and play on the beach. When it's our turn, we will head down to Orlando to visit rat world, I mean Disney. Disney is a magical place. Any other place that had a giant rodent would not be a vacation destination. Unless it is a critter getter convention. Once there we will stand in line to get in, stand in line to ride the rides, stand in line to get food and for women, stand in line at the bathroom. A place where a man would put on a hat with ears and walk around with a big, goofy smile on his face and not have a beer in his hand. The song It's a Small World will run over and over in your head until the end of April. Every ride ends in the gift shop. That is the only way out! Get off the ride and walk through the gift shop. They have everything! You can get towels, golf balls, stuffed animals, candy, anything that can have a logo printed on it, they sell it. You can have sets of golf balls! Golf balls with the main disney characters, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto or you can have golf balls with movie characters, like Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. I can see it now. You are getting ready to tee off on the first hole. You reach in your bag and pull out a ball. You check with your foursome to make sure you can tell your balls apart once they are in flight. "Today I'm planning on using Minnie." For some reason, unless your golf partners are under the age of 10, that seems like an unlikely statement. Then there is the fact that you paid $20 for three character balls. Disney is truly a magical place. You are under some sort of spell that causes you to buy things you would never dream of, but it seemed like such a good idea at the time. Maybe it's the magic of Disney, combined with the magic of Spring. After a cold snowy winter like this year, we give into the magic of the warmth of the sun, big blue skies and the feeling of awakening from a long winters nap, refreshed and happy. Maybe even a bit goofy. Whatever your Spring Break plans are I hope that you find the magic. Just look outside and you will see it. Take Care!