Spring returns to the Northern Hemisphere this weekend. Seasons are an eternal metaphor for optimism, for hope and light and possibility, and even as the years have taught us medium In our prediction of seasonal renewal, this year’s equinox feels remarkable. We are coming out of a long winter. Fingers crossed, eyes wide, hoping for better sunny days ahead.
Start in the garden. “The positive sense of anticipation we can feel when working with the force of natural growth brings a sense of purpose and motive“Sue Stuart-Smith, author of “The Well Gardened Mind: Nature’s Restoring Power,” says.
If it’s pretty enough, you can Plan a picnic. Do a little milk bread and have lunch outside. Consider a happy hour, perhaps an outdoor kir, when you’re surprised that it’s 7pm and the sun still hasn’t set. If you are really ambitious, you can reschedule your Omicron-scuttled holiday party. Latkes are still delicious in March.
This week Interesting book: A collection of Lectures by Elena Ferrante which critic Molly Young called “incandescent”. “True Biz,” Sara Novic’s novel is set in a school for the deaf. Or you can do like me recently and go for a walk or drive while listening to an audiobook. (Patrick Radden Keefe’s narration of the book “Empire of Pain” somehow makes 18 hours go by too quickly.)
If you like a movie, “Lost City, a comedy starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum and Daniel Radcliffe, looks like a dark horse. “Stand up“, the author’s new Netflix series “Call My Agent!,” also looks good.
Avoid doomscrolling. This photo essay has opal capital of the world can help. So maybe Spring cleaning for your brain. And later sunsets can make it easier to get out and about with any luck going out of your head this week. Enjoy it. And Email me and let me know how it goes.
WEEK IN CULTURE
Pad Thai: Forget the pan when making it at home.
Vegetables for spring: This cauliflower span the seasons.
Conductor: Restaurant owner Domenico DeMarco is the link between Southern Italian cooking and New York’s corner pizza culture. He died at the age of 85.
Food Ethics: Enjoy your mealbut mind working for a world where everyone has enough to eat, Ligaya Mishan writes in T Magazine.
Murray State vs St. Peter’s, NCAA: Murray State is on an incredible streak, winning its last 21 games, making it the longest in the country. But the real story here is that St. Peter’s, 15 seeds from Jersey City, NJ, that Kentucky subversion factory in the first round, one of the great upsets in tournament history. If St. Peter’s could win again, it would be a certified Cinderella. 7:45 Eastern tonight, CBS.