Neither Bunny, nor I got spring today, but I had a wonderful day. I joined my friend, Anita, for the theater. Anita and I have been friends 40+ years and we share lots of memories, but today stands out. We saw a production of one of my all-time favorite plays, "Our Town." The production was way off Broadway in the West Village, and we were seated on the stage. It was a very interesting (and well acted!) production and by the third act tears were running down my cheeks.
I've seen "Our Town" several times and had the privilege of seeing past productions with Henry Fonda and Paul Newman. I spent a little time looking at the Playbills for both shows and saw that Ed Begley and Margaret Hamilton (yes, the Margaret Hamilton of "Wizard of Oz") were in the show with Henry Fonda.
I take the lesson of "Our Town" seriously, i.e., to treasure our days and those who share them with us. But at 19 when I first saw this show I couldn't begin to know how fleeting those days would be. This time I do know how fleeting our days are and this was especially poignant with age.
So I welcome March and the promise of spring with tears of joy and hope and a renewed desire to treasure my days those who share them with me.