DAILY DOSE OF ART

As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

Spring Fever

In some parts of the world, Easter time marks the start of Spring. So I thought I’ll play around with the Spring theme.  This week, April 9-15, I have some ideas and projects we can try  out that will help perk up the spirit.

Today’s Topic “Spring Fever” and Today’s Project “Choose a song that lightens & energizes your spirit” 


What is Spring? 

As used in today’s topic.. I’d like to use definition #3-b (noun) cited on the free dictionary by Farlex: a spring is an energetic bounce. And that is exactly the effect we wish to achieve whenever we hear our selected song.  

What exactly is “Spring Fever”?
The MacMillan Dictionary defines it as “a feeling of excitement or energy that is thought to be caused by the beginning of spring”
Read “Fact or Fiction?:’Spring Fever’Is A Real Phenomenon” on Scientific American 
Listen to THE DOCTORS talk about “The Scientific Facts About Spring Fever”

Today’s Project:

Pick a song that can lighten and energize your spirit as you start a new day, a brand new project or a new relationship. For me the song “It Might As Well Be Spring” does it for me. I first enjoyed a version by Astrud Gilberto, but my latest favourite is that of Stacey Kent.


I’m as restless as a willow in a windstorm,
I’m as jumpy as a puppet on a string.
I’d say that I had spring fever,
But I know it isn’t spring.
I’m starry-eyed and vaguely discontented
Like a nightingale without a song to sing.
Oh, why should I have spring fever
When it isn’t even spring?
I keep wishing I were somewhere else, 
Walking down a strange new street.
Hearing words that I have never heard
From a man I’ve yet to meet.
I’m as busy as a spider spinning daydreams,
I’m as giddy as a baby on a swing.
I haven’t seen a crocus or a rosebud
Or a robin on the wing.
But I feel so gay,
In a melancholy way,
That it might as well be spring,
It might as well be spring.


Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II 
(O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)
Music by: Richard Rodgers
From the Film: State Fair 1945
“It Might As Well Be Spring”
Her voice always creates a Spring feeling… 
vibrant, refreshing, the promise of great things to come

So remember whenever you need a little inspiration, just play ‘your song’.

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