Thursday, March 20, 2008
Rites of Spring
This week seems to be all about spring. I happened by Macy's and stopped in to see the flower show. Masses of live and beautiful flowers everywhere. It is truly spectacular and smells delightful. Some flowers are very rare and unusual. Not so rare or unusual is the bumper crop of picture taking. Like daffodils pushing out of the earth, hands raise up clutching cameras, cellphones, PDAs and heaven knows what else. I truly saw them popping up—a new one every 7 seconds.
To paraphrase Robert Frost:
Oh, give us pleasure in the pixels today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest of snaps; keep us here
All simply clicking and pinging in the springing of the year.