At the end of winter it can sometimes feel like spring is a fairytale instead of a season. We have the expectation that winter will immediately give away to warmer days but the reality is for many, spring is weeks of rain punctured by a few days of sun and flowers.
Things have felt especially great for me lately. Whether it’s the actual rain clouds over my head, long days at work, deciding if I can still listen to Michael Jackson’s music or not after watching Leaving Netherland, or tracking down the missing clothes my laundry service misplaced, it feels like the sun is never going to come.
But there is no need to lose hope just yet. The sun peeked out today from behind the clouds. I have plenty of musicians to admire. My laundry was found, and I have a five day weekend next week. Winter always ends. But if you need some extra greenery, consider any of the five films listed below. Some are longtime favorites of mine (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and some are new discoveries I can’t wait to try (Cargo).
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One of my winter haikus was featured on Free Verse Revolution last month. You can read it here, be sure to browse the some of the other great poetry on their site!
Wednesday, March 13– Keep an eye out for the three morning planets — Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus — they will appear equally spaced before dawn.