Sunday, March 27, 2005

Happy Spring




The first day of spring came some time ago, but the Los Angeles area has been stuck in the drudge of winter with continuing rain and cold despite the calendar's announcement. In fact, the flu has hit our little family and to me, sickness seems to be associated only with the school year, with winter. Today we're doing our own little Easter egg hunt because I can't expose the rest of the family to our bugs. Spring feels distant, like a lover that lives in a person's memory but has a home around the corner. I can just see...

Today, Spring is on a morning walk around the neighborhood - the sun is out, the daffodils are unfurling, the chill has receded ever so slightly. My office has a bag of plastic colored eggs filled with candy and stickers and the room smells like Play-Doh as Marah plays with the present we got her. The boys are getting along as they play with their packs of finger boards - little skateboards that they fly off the counters. I spent my wake-up time watching a Hot Wheels video. Night was spent nursing A who was sick, but the present and prospect of candy has cheered him up.

I'm buoyed by the lifted spirits of the house.

8 comments:

narrator said...

On the first morning of the year where it's over freezing at 7 a.m., well, there are buds but it doesn't feel much like spring here. Sorry that you guys are sick but I loved these words...

especially, "like a lover that lives in a person's memory but has a home around the corner. I can just see..."

and "Today, Spring is on a morning walk around the neighborhood - the sun is out, the daffodils are unfurling, the chill has receded ever so slightly."

anyway, Happy Spring back at you...

Adriana Bliss said...

The west coast definitely feels spring sooner than in most places, particular So.Cal. Soon, narrator, soon. Nice to see you, and thanks. :)

newspell said...

i've read every single post... a few times, actually... but, blogger comments hate my work computer... i hope this works...

your posts have been beautiful. you inspire me...

i hope your house has rid itself of the sickness. it seems that once one gets it, they all get it. and then it goes back around again. it can be so frustrating...

take care!

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newspell said...

see!

nappy40 said...

Happy spring!

Adriana Bliss said...

LOL, Rick. Damn blogger comments. I even tried to put haloscan on and blogger wouldn't let me. It's alive. But your message got through loud and clear. Thank you. :)

And a happy spring to you, Nappy40!