March

March is a quiet month for me, since I have given up music for Lent.

March is also a month of thunderstorms as the weather becomes warmer and gradually transitions to spring time.

The first day of spring is March 20, although to me, it doesn’t feel as though it’s truly spring until sometime in mid-April.

Daylight Saving Time is on March 11. Our days will become longer, so no more getting dark around four or five in the evening.

St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon! I think I might write a post about St. Patrick this year.

The Ides of March is on a Thursday this year (although that doesn’t make much difference). Interestingly enough, the Ides of March is still printed on many calendars, even though it was all the way back in 44 B.C. when Julius Caesar was killed.

Every day has significance, whether its importance is marked on the calendar or not. Yes, it’s a cliche, but every day is a gift, and these gifts in the month of March should not be squandered.

And in the spring I shed my skin
And it blows away with the changing wind
The water has turned from blue to red
As towards the sky I offer it
This is a gift, it comes with a price…
– Florence and the Machine, “Rabbit Heart”

4 thoughts on “March

  1. March is also known for coming in like a lion and going out ike a lamb (which is not always true, needless to say).

    The Ides of March are known for a more recent reason, too. If somebody said to beware the Ides of March in the 1940s, they were likely referring to the due date for the federal income tax (since changed to April 15, of course).

    And I definitely agree with not squandering days. The supply is not infinite, after all.

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  2. I love Florence and the Machine and that quote is a nice one (quite ironic though because you have given up music :P). I also love March.

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  3. A pedant writes: I just have to point out that days don’t become longer when the clocks change. One can achieve exactly the same effect by waking up at a different time!

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