The city has come to life. Gone are the winter people, bundled against the cold winds, rushing from building to building. The park benches are occupied as mothers watch their excited children run around the playground. Elderly people from the nearby neighbourhoods now feel safe when walking on dry sidewalks instead of icy pavement. Hellos are exchanged as people pass complete strangers along the pathways.
The travelling fair arrived in our neighbourhood on a rainy day this weekend, but the sun came out eventually, and the happy screams of children on the rides can be heard in the distance.
Spring is short in this area, and soon the summer heat and humidity will stilt the activity seen this month. For now, each day brings a new discovery and new beauty to enjoy.
The world's favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May.
Edwin Way Teale