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?

5 comments:

Paula said...

When I was thinking of you this morning and googled you I didn't expect to find a couple of years worth of blog posts. I guess it's been awhile. Wonderful observations, both the photos and the words.

Love from San Francisco (where the blossoming spring fever part of spring has mostly come and gone),

Paula

(and John says he likes your dog)

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

spring fever - definitely. so enjoy it while it lasts (I have to say it sounds way more exciting than Fall Foliage near Lake Champlain - which is nice enough but nowhere as intoxicating or "risqué")
Speaking of which: a vanity plate that reads "risque" on a jag is really inviting trouble, no?

Steve said...

How fun! Everybody needs a good boogie with Madonna now and then. Was it old Madonna, like "Borderline," or newer Madonna, like "Love Profusion"?

Thanks so much for the gorgeous cherry blossom photos. I've been down once or twice to see them, and they are spectacular. I love your descriptions of the pink clouds and the spring energy, too! :)

Reya Mellicker said...

Steve, it was old Madonna. In fact, Borderline was the song playing when I suddenly became mindful of what I was doing. I knew right then and there it was time to go downstairs, hail a cab and go home!!

P A U L A !!!

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

March Madness and Spring Fever! Wonderful!