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Spring Returns – The New York Times

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Spring Returns – The New York Times

Spring returns in the Northern Hemisphere this weekend. The season is an eternal metaphor for optimism, hope, and light and possibility, and even though the past few years have taught us to moderate our anticipation of seasonal renewal, this year’s equinox seems remarkable. We are coming out of a long winter. Fingers crossed, eyes wide open, looking forward to the sunny days ahead.

Start in the garden. “We can feel a sense of positive anticipation in working with the natural growth force,” says Sue Stuart-Smith, author of “The Well-Garden Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature.”

If it’s good enough, you can Plan a picnic. Make some milk bread and take your lunch outside. Consider a happy hour, perhaps a kirs al fresco, as you wonder how it’s 7 a.m. and the sun still hasn’t set. If you’re really ambitious, you can reschedule your Omicron-scuttled holiday party. Lattes are still delicious in March.

this week’s The books are very fascinating: A collection of lectures by Elena Ferrante that critic Molly Young calls “incandescent”. “True Biz,” the novel by Sarah Novick, is set in a school for the deaf. Or you can do as I recently did and take a walk or drive while listening to an audiobook. (Patrick Raiden Keefe’s own book “Empire of Pain” describes somehow the 18 hours go by too quickly.)

If you’re ready for a movie, The comedy “The Lost City” starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, and Daniel Radcliffe looks like a hoot. “Call my agent!” The new Netflix series from the creators of “Standing Up” looks good, too.

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avoid scrolling doom, This photo essay featuring the opal capital of the world can help. So can spring cleaning for your brain. And the subsequent sunsets may make it easier this week to get out of your head and with any luck. Enjoy it. And email me and let me know how it goes.

pad thai: Forget about making the kadhai at home.

Vegetables, for spring: This cauliflower shawarma extends the seasons.

specialist: Restaurateur Domenico DeMarco was a link between the cooking of southern Italy and the corner-slice pizza culture of New York. He died at the age of 85.

Eating Ethics: Take pleasure in the food, but be mindful of working for a world where everyone has enough to eat, Ligaya Mishan writes in Tea Magazine.

Murray State vs. St. Peters, NCAA Tournament: Murray State is in an incredible run, having won its last 21 games, the longest streak in the nation. But the real story here is the 15-seeded St. Peters of Jersey City, NJ, who overcame powerhouse Kentucky in the first round, one of the biggest upsets in tournament history. If St. Peters could win again, it would be a certified Cinderella. 7:45 ET tonight, CBS.

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