Neologism of the Day: Pom-pom Circumstance
Meaning: Pointlessly pointillist pageantry, riotous rah-rah, to tell you that spring is coming, in spite of it all
June is busting out all over, except it’s August and Anglesea is doing it’s early spring fling thing. My hayfever is revving up for the season and my sneezes are already at the extreme end of whatever it is that measures decibels. There are giant half-larval half bug things everywhere that suggest the new leaf growth on the trees is soon in for a right royal chomping. There is bud burst on the eucalypts and shocking yellow wattles popping with colour and joi de vivre.
Pom-pom circumstance are these small ceremonies conducted by nature, in spite of dire climate news and the wreckage COVID wreaks. Pom-pom circumstance blasts a blowsy bugle in your face and says “Fuck you, winter; make way for the rites of spring”.