The least-reliable season!
Not much of a marketing slogan, I guess, but it has the ad-vantage of capturing Spring’s peek-a-boo nature. Now, gentle zephyrs smell of new growth and the sun actually warms; now, rain sleets down from leaden skies and there is no warmth in us.
Gray infuses all.
waffles. Rain? Sleet? Snow?
Is the precipitation really confused or does it just lack the courage of its convictions? Without getting into character analysis/assassination, I’m prepared to give Spring a bit of a break here. False starts can be heartbreaking but it has never truly failed: Spring always arrives.
If you, Lord, kept a record of false starts,
Lord, who could stand?
– Psalm 130:3, paraphrased
So let’s try again.
Down, sometimes — OK, often — but never out.
Not a good slogan, but not a bad target.