In my neighborhood, Spring 2016 starts at 12:30 AM on Sunday, March 20th. My first day of spring was today, Friday, March 11th. Today was the first day that I stopped, and took a moment to notice the arrival of crocus -- the unofficial start of spring. Spring is a rebirth, no matter what happened the year before. For perennials, it all starts again in the spring. If you’re a crocus, maybe a rabbit ate you last year. That’s OK. You’re back this spring -- reborn. Humans are perennials, like crocus. It all starts again.