Yes, Yes, only the shadow knows and unfortunately, the groundhog has seen his shadow today, so the folklore dictates that there shall be six more weeks of winter!
Fascinatingly, that’s the lore from Punxsutawney Phil whilst Wiarton Willie & Shubenacadie Sam both sing--early spring!
Alas! must it ever be so?
Do we stand in our own light, wherever we go,
And fight our own shadows forever?
~Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton
If Candlemas Day be fair and bright,
Winter will have another fight;
But if Candlemas Day be clouds and rain,
Winter is gone, and will not come again.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~George Santayana
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book
Cheers to a thoroughly thriving Thursday that sings—SUNSHINE!!!