Thursday, February 25, 2010
brief sign of spring
Yesterday on the way to work I saw a dead skunk on the road. They don't really hibernate, but they spend a lot of time sleeping in their dens in the winter, and when spring is around the corner they start moving around more. I suspect they haven't had their coffee yet, and they can't get out of the way fast enough. Sometimes in March I've seen as many as seven freshly dead skunks in twenty miles. Can I go all mythological and say the skunk's death is a precursor of the rebirth of spring?