I'm nervous—there's something about the word "keynote" even though I won't be addressing a huge crowd. To counter the fear, however, there's the reassurance that I already know many of these dear librarians. Also, we're jointly sharing the wonder of spring in New England, so everybody's bound to be in a good mood, right?
The world seemed to expand with spring. It was larger, newer. The woods became thick and deep; and familiar vistas were hidden, made secret by thousands and thousands of opening leaves. Grass rose up tall and soft on the fields like fur on the back of a cat. Everything had to be explored all over again, for suddenly all had been created anew.Think of me tomorrow morning, and enjoy the beauty that is the end of April.