1. It’s been about ten degrees above average here this week but for once I’m not going to post the Hemingway quote about “false spring.” I’m going to listen to “Frühling” (Spring) from Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs because yes, “I dreamt long
/ of your trees and blue skies,/
of your fragrance and birdsong.”

(Historical context and lyrics here)

2. We can’t have a week without an unattributed Pinterest quote!