Living Out the Lore
Have you ever heard of the weather proverb, "March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb?" I always understood it as a proverb that illustrates the weather's transformation from harsh to temperate, ushering in the spring season. Interestingly enough, though, the proverb does not reference March weather but the constellations Leo and Aries, and their position in the sky throughout the month. Not much is known about the origin of the proverb, but it has been referenced in English literature as early as the 1600s.
In the Meyer household, it was tradition to assess and record each day as a "lion" or "lamb" by stamping an official Lion/Lamb calendar. By association it has become tradition at Madison, and my mom still sends a calendar each year. Each day, as an office, we come to a consensus on whether the weather is lion (cold, rainy, overcast) or lamb (warm and sunny). This may seem easy enough, but there are many days that create quite a debate. At any rate, it certainly creates lots of laughs in the process.
This year's March was just FULL of lamb days. We had a slew of interesting interpretations, here are a few:
(clockwise from left)
• Lamb Chop
• Lamb Crown Roast
• Silence of the Lamb
• A lamb saying "It's a good life" from one of our "young designers"
On that note, I wish you a wonderful day, with a dash of fun & whimsy.
What we're listening to:
"I guess the lord must be in new york city," harry nilsson
"new york, new york," ryan adams
"streets of philadelphia," bruce springsteen
"the lady came from baltimore," scott walker