But like in a house full of relatives, where one leaves while the others stay, and one arrives while the others enjoy coffee and dessert in the living room, you came while Winter couldn't bear to part. Too greedy for the next course. Too worried he'd miss out if he left early. Too insecure he'd be so easily replaced.
|Our backyard winter wonderland...|
So, today, we'll be like you, Spring. We'll sit inside and stare, with contempt, at Winter's nervy frosting outside. We'll dream of the sunshine, warm on our faces, and the delight in our hearts while we enjoy one of your beautiful days to come. We'll imagine the baseball games, and trips to the park with no jacket; bike rides with or without training wheels, and washing the car on the driveway. We'll try on sandals and skirts, bolero jackets and Bermuda shorts in hopes that they still fit, in hopes that we can meet again soon. For real. Out there. With no chills or second guesses. And, after the fashion show, we'll sip hot chocolate with mint marshmallows because it feels good to be warm...and the warmth with radiate into our hearts and minds. We'll remember what it's been like before...and pine for what it will be again. We'll bring the warmth this time, Spring; next time, though, it's your turn.