Somehow, I'd missed that a lovely jazz singer that I've admired passed away in February.
My first brush with Blossom Dearie was a Target commercial a few years ago. And ever since, "They Say It's Spring" has been my definitive mini-soundtrack for the season.
There's something about it that's joyful, lilting and a little wistful at the same time.
We could all take a lesson from Blossom Dearie.
In a time where we're roiling from all the pursuit of excess, rather than excellence, why be overblown about things when a soft touch can do the trick?