Friday morning Pre-note: We sent this post yesterday at 11:21 a.m. as you will see it just below. It didn’t go through despite multiple tries. We could not engineer a fix until late last night. In the meantime, the Tigers, especially a crew of very young players, won again, another strong pitching effort . . . and a few even hit the ball to good effect. So we are being treated to an improbable early start (https://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2019/04/04/detroit-tigers-opening-day-win/3370714002/).
Hope springs eternal. Have a blest weekend. Gray today, some sun + high of 64° tomorrow. Sweet! Have a blest weekend.
Thursday, April 4
Opening Day in Motown = Ernie Harwell and The Song of Solomon.
For me, Opening Day in Detroit brings the turn from winter to spring into focus. Better even, perhaps, than a 20 inch blizzard, well . . . maybe they are even sources of beauty and joy for me. Can’t say how good it feels to listen to Ernie Harwell. Here he is on a YouTube clip and in print from The Song of Solomon.
For, lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of the singing of birds is come,
And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.
Song of Solomon
Read on Tigers Opening Day for decades by Ernie Harwell
January 25, 1918 – May 4, 2010
Ernie, lots of us miss you. jstsj