T.S. Eliot said April was the cruellest month, what with all the lilacs bred from dead land and the one part-memory, one part-desire cocktails. e.e. cummings countered that worse followed the bad: "even after april by god there is no excuse for may," he said. Me, I hate January – the frigid month is only improved by the annual Alabama Dance Festival
. The numerous performances by the Bridgman Packer dance company and dozens of local and statewide dance organizations are worth braving the below-freezing temperatures, as is the retrospective exhibit by NALL
now at Matt Jones Gallery in Lakeview.
Otherwise, you could stay inside and study history
, or take some pointers from J'Mel Davidson
about what it takes to make it as a writer. Engaging in either of those activities is liable to decrase your apathy
or increase your appetite
In any case, protect your health – it's not easy being green
in any sense of the word.