The muffled voices of the TV, talking importantly to itself, float though the wall. My chin rests heavily on my bent wrist, as I absently gaze out the back window. Fat white snowflakes are flying helter skelter on the cold wind, up and down in my gray, barren yard- mocking the near spring-like day we had yesterday, and the hope it contained.
For a while, the warm-ish ground was fighting back, melting the flakes as they landed, but now, the snow is winning, a veil of white descending on the yard.
I need green the way I need water or air. Yesterday, hope sprang, as all the Christmas snow finally melted and the faint tinges of green could be seen looking over the fields. Now, they are white again. When I lived in California, February meant spring, and by March, I had a tan. This is the time of year I struggle with most living in the Northwest. While mostly I love the seasons, March still being winter is really hard to take.
So, I’m off to make some stuff. I don’t know exactly what, but I need to do something to pep myself up. My floors need mopping and the laundry needs doing, but that will still be there, much like winter, tomorrow. Today, I create.
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Spring is around the corner. Yours will be glorious when mine is shriveled and gone. Happy making.
This is why people visit us in February or March, because your feelings are universal amongst winter dwellers. So you pop down here next week, and I’ll be up there in June. Deal?
See, and I hate March in the Northeast for the exact same reason. Oh wait, I hated February too…….
I don’t know, CA has been nothing but rain, but here it has been 75 and sunny for the past few weeks. And re-read you miserable heat posts and that will make you a little happier 🙂
You go girl. Create something green (and yellow to call on the sunshine).
I understand. But the only thing I created today was dinner and a good dose of tired.
I also hate this time of year – winter isn’t willing to completely let go and spring is struggling to rear her beautiful head. Dreary!
But hooray for setting aside chores in order to create! I’m sure that was the pick-me-up you needed.
Oh, I hope you created something good. I need to create something. Even if it’s something crappy. But today is not that day. (And well, today is sunny.)
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