Yesterday was the First of Magnolia, but as it turns out the magnolias couldn’t wait another minute. They began their celebration on the Endth of April, giving the coldly snowy spring a big, pink “F*ck Off” so loud you could almost hear the buds breaking open, all over town.
You think magnolias don’t use salty language? Magnolias invented salty language. They’ve survived dinosaurs and human beings and even, so far, 45. But 6 inches of heavy snow on April 12th (or whenever)…that’s more of a challenge. Holding back, when everything in you wants to go. Saying no. Saying, “Wait.”
But they’re here now, seizing the time that belongs to them. Telling the world, in fact, what time it is.