|What I look like when I get |
into the office first thing in the
morning during the summer
Now that I'm living here in Maryland, by the time May comes around, I'm already complaining to anyone who will listen (and a few who won't) about how I feel robbed of a legitimate Spring season. It seems like the minute the trees start to bud and the robins arrive Mother Nature turns on the heat and doesn't let up until October. It's downright rude and unfair. Not this year though. Daytime highs in the mid-70s, absolutely no humidity, and a slight breeze is what she has on the menu every day and this "husky gentleman" is eating every last morsel.
|The Adirondack chairs getting|
no love from the snow
So as I sit here soaking up every minute that this Spring has to offer, I'm reminded of one of my favorite songs by the Canadian power trio, Rush. Their song Time Stand Still always serves to me as a reminder that sometimes you need to slow down in life and just soak up everything you can in the moment. Here's an excerpt from the song that really says it all.
Time stand still. I'm not looking back, but I want to look around me now. Time stand still. See more of the people and the places that surround me now. Freeze this moment a little bit longer. Make each sensation a little bit stronger.
|I refuse to put a picture of the mulleted band that recorded|
Time Stand Still back in 1987, so you get this classic from 1978.
So as you go about doing what you love to do in the Spring time, please take a minute or two to sit back and think about how exceptional the weather has been around Maryland so far this year. Trust me. It will give you something pleasant to think back to as you sit in a puddle of sweat brought on by the brutal temperatures coming to area again in another couple months.