If I had a day that I could give you
I’d give to you a day just like today
— lyrics from “Sunshine On My Shoulder” by John Denver
I have a personal Springtime tradition that on the very first day it hits 70 degrees Fahrenheit and is sunny after March 1st of every year, I blast John Denver’s Sunshine On My Shoulder on my car or home stereo depending on where I am. I sing along (another reason to blast it) and just soak up the warmth of Sun upon my skin after a long winter of being hidden underneath layers of clothing. The air is filled with the smells of renewal as trees and flowers emerge and the birds sing their songs of love. Sunsets reappear over Lake Ontario from the shores near Oswego, New York. The lake which brought us snow and cold for months now treats us to golden hues of beauty and warmth. Today is the day for 2010. (Okay, technically yesterday was but Fridays are much more fun.)
I don’t want to scare anyone off with my singing so I will let John Denver do so through the technological magic of youTube. RIP, JD.
If I had a wish that I could wish for you
I’d make a wish for sunshine all the while