Monday, May 01, 2006

Pieces of Enchanted, Tragic April

I've never really liked April. Specifically, I don't like spring--but it manifests itself as an anti-April bias.

The light in April can be really harsh: you have the sunlight angle of August, without the softening effects of foliage. The ground can be muddy, and it reveals all sorts of winter-buried treasure like dog poo and corpses of small animals.

In university, I detested April because of the stress of final exams and overdue papers. Later in life, I got fired from a job, and lost two grandparents--all in a 10-day stretch of April.

Easter often falls in April. As a child, I perceived the holiday as a big disconnect: we're observing the death of Christ by painting eggs in beautiful pastel colours and eating chocolate.

I'm always glad when it's over.

see also:
"The tragic month of April" Wikipedia entry

22 comments:

tornwordo said...

Well, I'm really starting to hate April.
And I never thought about the lack of foliage making the light harsher thing. True.

Crucible said...

Well,its no October but I've never really disliked any month intensely. But hey, you've survived another one!

Salem said...

Hello!!! November.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

And for the Americans, throw in April 15th is tax day and that stupid, stupid April 1st, April Fools Day!

Thank goodness for Cinco de Mayo!

madamerouge said...

The tax deadline for Canadians is April 30th. Yet another reason to wave goodbye to April!

Salem: I'm with you on November.

Butchieboy said...

April in Canadia=three more monthe till summerweek.

Salem said...

So, you've been to Newfoundland, then.

Carrie said...

that's great. so you hate my birth month. you're great!

toobusyliving said...

You're "Je deteste Avril"

Heidi the Hick said...

April involves a certain fertilization ritual where I'm from. Folks, don't let anybody sell you anything that claims to be "country fresh" okay?

Timmy said...

I like that it is "Alcohol Awareness Month" no wonder I was so drunk all the time!

Nölff said...

aaAAA-chooo!
Alergens go away in mid March

The Persian said...

It's been super warm since April here, I am sooo not complaining.

George Larson said...

Yeah. Avril totally sucks, dude.

Jason said...

I don't like April cause on the 1st, people do jokes to me.

Kunstemæcker said...

I hate february.

Dead Robot said...

Hoooray May!
CAMPING STARTS SOON!

Butchie: imagine it! 200 guys in a trailer park, trying to out tacky each other with their lawn ornaments. All done in the nude.

Crucible said...

How can people not like Avril?

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Jimmy, I sense that may not be the only time love.

Jason said...

I get nothing.

exile said...

i never got the hang of thursdays

Nölff said...

There's this crazy bitch named April in my neighborhood that calls the police on me if I drive too fast or don't move my trash can on Mondays.

Boooo, April sucks.

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