Feels like spring

Living in Southern California, our sense of time often gets skewed because our seasons are just wonky here. It’s two days after Groundhog Day, and we’ve already seen our shadow weeks ago and are enjoying blue skies, sunshine and mild temperatures.

I know I blog about the weather a lot, and this is probably why: we’re in a strange state of being in this region, and the fact that I have chocolates shaped like little snowmen (actually, schneemänner, since they’re German) sitting on my desk seems surreal, no matter what the calendar says.

That same feeling of strangeness extends to our journey through COVID, and watching organizations open up, close down, postpone, and joyfully open up again. It can leave us feeling discombobulated, and unsure of ourselves as well as the world around us.

My pledge to you

So, here’s one of the things I’m committing to for the List: while we’ve been providing this newsletter on and off for the last couple of years, we will send it out weekly from now on, whether it’s rain, shine, hail, Omicron or an oh-so-California quake. It should arrive in your Inbox between Thursday morning and Friday early afternoon, depending on the week. In an era when so much is uncertain in our day-to-day lives, this little piece of the arts world will be there for you, even if it’s just to say “hi!”.

Make sure your events are on our calendar… we’ll be watching!


Echoed here from today’s issue of Next7

Featured photo by Eli Perez on Unsplash

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