If, unlike me, your body hasn’t alerted you to spring’s arrival with a suddenly stuffy nose, sinus headache, and your eyes threatening to itch although the trees haven’t yet started to spread their pollen around yet, then consider yourself lucky. I have a love/hate relationship with spring. I’m always grateful for its arrival after suffering through the harsh, cold, drab months of winter. My heart sings with the lengthening of the days and the hint of warmth in the air and is comforted (sometimes) by the beat of its rains. But I also suffer.
I sneeze. I sniff. I cough. I itch. My head pounds until I find a way to alleviate clogged nasal passages, and I sometimes spend days in fear of touching my eyes because doing so might make the itching worse to the point where I can’t open them. This wasn’t always the case. For years, I could enjoy spring without suffering. Then, suddenly, one year in college the seasonal allergies overtook me and I’ve been suffering through spring ever since…
And… that’s my sob story about spring. Now you understand why I’m doing this tag.
The I Hate Spring Book Tag was created the Biblionyan.
Time Tantrum: Name a book — either a standalone or from a series — that had large time lapses that frustrated you greatly.
I’m the only person I know who loves the time change, lol. After suffering through winter, I’m glad that I wake up with the sun twinkling in my eyes.
Kindred by Octavia Butler