The Art of Surviving February
Considering it is the shortest of the year, February can sometimes seem an interminable month, when memories of holiday festivities past seem as far away as the promise of spring. Wherever you may live, you are probably tired of the extremes of whatever season you happen to be stuck in the middle of.
On the whole March has a lot more going for it. Daylight Savings Time begins, with the Vernal Equinox and St. Patrick’s Day soon after, followed by Passover and Easter.
As if the general air of release and celebration were not already fully realized, April seals the deal, by beginning with a day on which we are not only allowed, but encouraged to pull pranks on each other, and offering us an equally shameless and silly riot of color in the form of spring blossoms.
Fortunately here in the States we have a few special occasions to distract us and help move along the progress of this least popular time of the year. First we had the annual rites of passage known as Groundhog Day and Super Bowl Sunday, next came Chinese New Year, this week Valentine’s Day, and next week President’s Day.
For some of us these days provide a brief moment of relief, a day off from work, or a timely opportunity to let loved ones know they’re loved. For others they are a welcome sign that better times are ahead and getting closer. But for those of you who still can’t wait, art is a great way to bridge the gap between where you are and where you’d rather be. The next time February gets you down, remember that here on Zatista, escape is just a click away!
Brian Sylvester is a guest blogger on WallSpin, and an artist on Zatista.