Where I am, it’s 55 degrees Fahrenheit and raining, and the scene does not evoke spring. But spring is coming! Toward the end of March, around my birthday. It’s not so far away.
If I close my eyes and listen to this song (or, actually, keep my eyes open even—the video is very sunny), I can create warmth in my imagination, and pretend like I’m lying on the dry grass and not wrapped up in a big, fuzzy robe.
Something else that gives me warm thoughts is fruit salad. It’s fresh and cool, and not typically something I crave in the cold, dark winter. Plus, some berries—a large component of this recipe—start coming into season in the spring. Eat this by itself, light and tangy, or make it sweeter and creamier by serving it with full-fat Greek yogurt or whipped cream, and extra maple syrup.