“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” – William Shakespeare
Well, Shakespeare said it best, as he usually does. April is the month of renewal, when happiness abounds and hope blooms anew. Personally, I’m happy to bid adieu to the long winter that just passed, and welcome the warm sunshine and flowers with open arms.
This quote is actually a bit of a cheat. It’s from Sonnet 98: “From you I have been absent in the spring.” The opening lines are:
From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leapt with him.
I’m honoring the spring by spending more time outdoors, and also by working on my next novel (more on that coming soon!).
How are you enjoying April, my friends?
“proud-pied” = gorgeously multicolored
“heavy Saturn” = during the Elizabethan era, Saturn was thought to influence dark and gloomy behavior in people.