Do you realize that at this time next week, we will officially be in Spring? As far as the Calendar Commission is concerned, Thursday is the first day of Spring. In Maine, however, that season doesn’t begin until at least April 1.
March is a crazy month. It was warm and sunny last week, but this week, Winter Storm Vulcan dropped a load of snow all over us. St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday and then Spring begins on Thursday. All the while, Mainers are bracing for more snow.
That got me thinking about the various months on the calendar. Grab your Deep Thinking Togas, and meet me out at the Think Tank, Modern Philosophers, so we can continue this train of Deep Thought.
This week’s topic: If you had to spend the rest of your life in the same month, what one would you choose as your permanent home? I’m not saying you have a month to live…you’re going to live for years and years, but rather than having 12 months in those years, it’ll just be the one month over and over… So which one do you pick?
I had a lot of fun with this one, Modern Philosophers. Since I live in Maine and have really come to hate the Winter, I immediately eliminated November through March.
Sure, I’m going to miss Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and my Birthday, but I’m not going to miss frigid temperatures, blizzards, shoveling and driving in snow, and paying thousands of dollars to heat The House on the Hill.
That still left seven months in contention. Lots of Deep Thoughts were generated, interns were put to work doing research, and Doc Brown and his DeLorean were recruited to transport me to those seven months so I could experience each of them one more time before rendering a decision.
After several grueling hours of internal debate, I finally arrived at an answer.
Why May? Well, it’s the easiest month to spell, so that right there is a big reason.
May has perfect weather for my tastes. It’s warm and sunny, but not hot and sweaty. It never snows, but it does rain. You can wear shorts, get a nice tan, and sleep with the windows open. There’s no need for an air conditioner, the grass starts to grow, leaves return to the trees, and flowers bloom.
May is a great time for grilling and it’s also baseball season. TV shows are at their best for the May sweeps, and the first Summer blockbuster movies arrive in theaters.
There’s Memorial Day at the end of the month, so I’d be guaranteed a long weekend every four weeks, but there are no gift giving holidays, so I won’t have to deal with the stress of finding a perfect gift for anyone.
All in all, May is the perfect month for this Modern Philosopher. I could most definitely live within its confines for the rest of my life.
How about you, Modern Philosophers? Remember, there are no wrong answers in the Think Tank, so share whatever comes to mind.
I look forward to reading all your replies, but I “May” not get to them until later in the day because I’m exhausted and really need some sleep.
Have a great weekend!