Ice Cream Sandwich Buddies | March 23, 2017
As spring arrives in the PNW, we all feel refreshed. Although the rains have been heavy and we still have more to endure, the few peeks of sunshine the last few days remind us that warmer weather is around the corner… or in our case, around the next rain cloud.
A phenomenon that occurs in Seattle when the sun is out is that the city seems to quadruple in size. Normally, if I take the dog for a walk, I see 3 or 4 people doing the same. When the sun is out in springtime, I see droves of people and dogs. Everyone is as friendly as if we were old friends from school. People come outside dressed in shorts, a long sleeve T-shirt, and a down vest. I’ll admit – if you’re not from here, it is a pretty ridiculous fashion statement, but if you are from Seattle it is a sign of hope and renewal. I may be overstating, but seeing the sun in Seattle in March plays a powerful role on our psyche that cannot be diminished.