Monday, March 31, 2014

Is This Spring Fever?

by Kate Collins

Why do I suddenly want to throw out my comforter and shams and buy something colorful? Why does my kitchen look drab, dreary, and dull? Why does the cranberry throw on the sofa look like a fugitive from Christmas? Why am I walking around my house going, "I need color, people!"

Could it be spring fever?

"Spring fever is not a definitive diagnostic category," says Michael Terman, director of the Center for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms at Columbia University Medical Center. "But I would say it begins as a rapid and yet unpredictable fluctuating mood and energy state that contrasts with the relative low [of the] winter months that precede it."

And what wicked winter months they have been!  Is it any wonder that spring fever may hit harder than ever this year? Hasn't this been the winter that wouldn't end?

I crave color. I thirst for the new. Dingy? Out. Bold and beautiful? Welcome, friend.

Are you feeling it, too?