Sunday, March 30, 2008
Cherry Madness, Pt. II
People were out in force yesterday, stirring the spring energy, mitigating its upwards rising effects. A client told me that it took her 35 minutes to get out of the Smithsonian Metro station around 1:00 p.m. Trains kept arriving full of people there to see the cherries at full bloom. The platform couldn't clear fast enough. A mob scene of Cherry Madness at the Smithsonian Metro station! Oh yeah. It happens every year - we put up with it, though, because the cherries reflected in the Tidal Basin are truly irresistible. I'm not kidding. When the cherries bloom, all of DC buzzes with a light pink intoxication. The high lasts only a few days (probably that's for the best.)
While the cherries bloom, people get crazy, and I'm not just talking about tourists at the Tidal Basin. Friday night around 11:30 I caught myself dancing to Madonna with friends in an apartment in the now groovy block of 14th Street between P and Q. Out at a party? Having fun, drinking sangria? Dancing to Madonna? It has to be spring fever!
Don't you think?