Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spring fever

Spring fever. A feeling of restlessness, excitement, or laziness brought on by the coming of spring.

The trees in the parks are blossoming (see above) there's a special energy in the air and you feel strangely optimistic. It's springtime!

The term "spring fever" comes from a poem by Mark Twain, author of one of the great American novels, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Twain wrote in the 19th century, but the feeling he describes is timeless:

 “It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”  :-)

Restless. Characterised by inability to remain at rest
Blossom. The state of flowering
Timeless. Restricted to no particular time


  1. Sorry but... I ca't abstain: I confess that's exactly my disease!!! And it is cool, funny and interesting. It has it all!

  2. Hehe, thanks Sita! Yes, I completely relate to the feeling too.. isn't it funny how whatever else changes over time, humans will alwsys be humans? :-)

  3. The only illness I enjoy suffering from.

  4. Not a problem... some antihistamine tablets maybe? Being ironic, of course...