I’ve lifted my head briefly from my world of stories and sniffles. We outpaced all viruses all winter and yet I am felled right before my first exam. It started with my daughter who brought it home from school. She passed it to my son who shared it with me. So we all three are sniffling and aching and coughing while I study and study and study. And try to rest. ******** Summer didn’t want to wait. From cold damp days to a scorching sun that had us racing for shade this week.
Dear Spring, I am going need to you to try a little harder. It was a very long, dark winter and while I appreciate your tenderness, I need you to assert yourself now, please. Okay, yes, I did complain about your early arrival last year with a sun that blazed and scorched a bit too soon, so let me apologize. I am sorry. I will never complain if you coming rolling in like a jet again, because this snail pace is just really getting me down. Yesterday my fingers lost feeling in t
It’s the beginning of spring. It’s spring break. The rhythm of schooled days have turned into a tossed windstorm of bike rides, beach combing, farm visits, field running, and play dough covered hands. Children who never seem to stop moving, eating, needing, loving. All day we play, run, eat, until we collide with our pillows at night. Today, I watched them laugh for a solid hour. Laugh so hard their cheeks became flushed, tears running down from the joy of their secret share
Warm days in full sun trapping us in joy. A picnic on a colorful blanket catching shadows from buds just reaching up through the long browned earth. A stroll through our village watching shops waking from winter and cafés spilling over. A bald eagle playing chase with a raven outside our window, so close their wings seemed to reach inside to us. Fingers pushing into dirt planting seeds that we now stalk for signs of that amazing first green. A bumblebee devouring nectar that