'Sadder and sadder until June'

  Massachusetts Hall at Harvard, probably in March.

Massachusetts Hall at Harvard, probably in March.

“Springtime in Massachusetts is depressing for those who embrace a progressive view of history and experience. It does not gradually develop as spring is supposed to. Instead, the crocuses bloom and the grass grows, but the foliage is independent from the weather, which gets colder and colder and sadder and sadder until June when one day it becomes brutishly hot without warning...It was fitting, then, that the first people who chose to settle there were mentally suspect.” 


― Rebecca Harrington,  in her novel Penelope