Thursday, March 14, 2013
Sitting, Staring and Wishing
This is where I am today: sitting in my outdoor rocking chair in the middle of our living room, staring out the window and wishing that the blue sky and chirping birds meant that it was warm enough to be out enjoying such a beautiful day. I'm pretending the thermometer doesn't say twenty-three and that the snow still clinging to a few rooftops isn't really there. I'm dreaming of spring, my fingers in dirt as I plant my flowers and garden, and the sunshine warming my pale skin that has remained covered for so many months now. I'm dreaming of long walks, fishing in the evenings, cook-outs and play-dates at the park. I'm longing for the days to continue to get longer and the weather to stay warmer, with days upon days of open windows where neither the heat or the air-conditioning is turned on. This is where I am today; sitting, staring, and wishing.