|Apple blossoms burst into bloom in April or May.|
This was the spring following the assassination of President Kennedy, and I had been in Europe all winter. I would be heading back to the U.S. in a few weeks, leaving behind some friends and lots of memories.
That was the year that the French movie "Parapluies de Cherbourg" (Umbrellas of Cherbourg) came out. I fell in love with the movie which was really more of an operetta, with the characters singing most of their lines.
My favorite song from the movie, "I will wait for you," could be classified as a periodic theme in my earlier life as well. I still like the music, but no longer connect to the idea of waiting for anyone. Perhaps now that I'm in the group of consumers who buy ripe bananas has something to do with it.
Now it's April in Sequim, I'm living in a 55+ commune, and my 20's are a distant memory, like a book I've already read and probably won't read again.
Spring is a time of re-birth and a reminder of cycles… which reminds me, my bicycle is waiting… later, readers!