Spaghetti Harvest

I’m not creative enough to come up with a better April Fools’ Day prank than the one the British Broadcasting Corporation aired. On April 1, 1957, the morning BBC news opened with a statement about spring coming early that year, prompting the spaghetti harvest in Switzerland to be early too. The announcement was made against a video backdrop of a family from Ticino, Switzerland picking long strings of pasta from the trees as they carried out their annual spaghetti harvest.

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Spring Fever

Spring fever is an illness documented for centuries by poets rather than doctors. It arrives unannounced and specifically at this time of year. It's symptoms are unmistakable: restlessness, a decided interest in romance, increased heart rate, and daydreaming. The more time we spend outdoors, the stronger the symptoms are, and since it's a delightful happening that arrives unbidden, let's surrender our senses so we fully enjoy its sights, sounds, touch, and emotions.

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