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March 20

S ... is for the snow it's left behind us. P ... is for the promise that it brings. R ... is for the rite stuff Stravinsky saw in it. I ... is for the incense in its air. N ... is for the newness it recycles. G ... is for the glory that is s-p-r-i-n-g. But wait. E ... is for the e-mail that tells us of it. A ... is for all its benefits all the time. R ... is for the reasons we preserve it. T ... is for its TLC bestowed on everyone. H ... is for the harvests that it yields. D ... is for its date, March 20 this year. A ... is for its absolute necessity. Y ... is for a Yay to honor E-a-r-t-h D-a-y - as the vernal equinox starts our northern spring and the Southern Hemisphere's a-u-t-u-m-n.

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