Whether it comes in like a lion and out like a lamb – or vice versa – the joy of spring beginning is hard to resist, says Simon Schama BBC
I dislike intensely the Spring season. Just as many people don’t like the cold starkness that is Winter, I hate the newness that is Spring. Sounds odd maybe. Did you know that the Spring – Summer period is the highest for suicides? Go look it up – wikipedia has it but places that do real research have it too. It’s as if that cold starkness suits someone with depression but the warmth and colour of Spring does not. It is not a season that I derive any pleasure from. Summer has it’s evenings, Autumn has the leaves and Winter is one long glorious event but Spring? No, I’d pass on that.