(No, they're really not.)
I'm glad you're here. Don't tell January and February, but I like you more. Even though you came roaring in like a lion yesterday with beastly thunderstorms, howling winds, and powerful rain, you seem to have gotten it out of your system and settled down a bit today. This also guarantees that you'll go out gently as a lamb, right?
I like you because you're the month of daffodils, spring, and daylight saving time. And let's not forget about the most wonderful day of the year (well, in the top ten for sure), Pi Day. I'm already planning what type of pie I'm baking to celebrate. Read Across America Day is today, but I celebrate reading every day.
This year especially, March means more than just the name of a month. There is the Women's March, continuing actions and solidarity with A Day Without A Woman on March 8th, International Women's Day. I haven't yet worked out exactly how I'll participate. I can definitely avoid shopping for one day, along with wearing red in solidarity, but I'm not sure about taking the day off from my paid labor, especially because I have a March 10th deadline on a big project. We shall see.
March also means this book, which I'll be reading as soon as 18 people ahead of me on the library hold list finish it. I think this story of civil rights struggles, racism, and politics, told by Congressman John Lewis in graphic novel format will educate me and hopefully remind me of the power of non-violence in the important and ongoing struggle for tolerance, acceptance, and inclusion for everyone. I'm looking forward to reading all three volumes.
So, thank you for all the good things you bring. I'm glad you're here for a nice long 31 days, March!
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