Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Springtime for Hitler...nah, just kidding

No, I don't liken the beauty of spring to Hitler's Third Reich, but there is one comparison in viewing both: both are overwhelming. Plus, it's a great references to one of my favorite films, "The Producers."

Spring can mean so many things to people. For some, it's a chance to shed the dark drab atmosphere of winter and to embrace the sun and beauty of the landscapes. Some liken spring to something known as "spring fever" in which the quest for love and companionship intensifies just like the pollen count on the hood of your car.

But, perhaps the most famous coinage of springtime verbiage is "spring cleaning." This is a chance to shed ourselves of the personal and material things which clog and bear down on our very existence. From stacks of old magazines to those smelly shoes you have been reluctant to throw in the trash, spring offers a wonderful opportunity to rexamine our lives to see where our clutter and trash is.

Even as we begin to clear the clutter and the brush, everything we pick up and discard must be remembered as having played a part in our lives, good or bad. Because, for everything there is a purpose:

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