Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Let There Be Light!

The signs of spring are slowly but surely returning to the Netherlands; choirs of birds, still–but not for long–visible in the city's trees, have begun to sing their morning and evening song; the sun continues to rise earlier each and every day, illuminating the sky at least until the evening begins (at 18:00); and it's now even possible–on a good day–to strut down the city's streets for a limited amount of time, five minutes or so–to the postbox and back, for instance–without even reaching for a coat. Spring will soon arrive in Amsterdam. And I am anxiously anticipating its annual bloom; let there be light!