My moment today was fairly simple, yet incredibly important. As I stepped outside the gate of Lantern Square (the adorable, historic courtyard I have lived in for the past several years), I heard something I haven't heard for a while. I had to actually stop walking and listen to make sure, since I didn't recognize the sound right away. What was that? I actually heard birds chirping. Fancy that. Since there doesn't seem to be a chance that we teachers will get a snow day this winter, I'm fine with signs that spring may be on the way.