Thursday, April 2, 2009

Long Exhale

I smelled the Earth today.

I saw the robins out my classroom window, too. They were all work no play, marching like an army across the field. The worms didn't have a prayer.

While I was coaching lacrosse, I got muddy and I felt the wind and my fingers got a little numb from the cold, but I didn't wear gloves. When I looked northwest I held my hand like a salute to shade my eyes from the sun.

The shadows of the trees were long on my way home, but my headlights were off. My son went to baseball practice at 6:00 pm with a belly full of chili. He tracked cleat-shaped pieces of Earth in to the kitchen when he came home, and I resisted the urge to pick them up and feel them and smell it and rejoice in them.

It's spring. My uninvited visitor has left me for another poor soul.

6 comments:

smiles4u said...

I rejoice with you! This made me smile and brought tears to my eyes because I know how you have suffered with the uninvited visitor. You have made my heart very thankful tonight.

Dana's Brain said...

Yes! Even though it was mid 40's and rainy and foggy today - the crocus are still out.

And we had our first deer sighting in the lot across the street from us yesterday. Sweet.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Maine is FINALLY starting to feel like Spring...sort of. I have hope - my wieners are not begging to come inside the second we let them out anymore!!

Hallie

Kari said...

Spring is such a beautiful reawakening.

Vodka Mom said...

I'm with you, sister. Let that bastard melancholy BE GONE.

LET THERE BE LIGHT!!!!

Zip n Tizzy said...

So glad the earth has tilted for you.
May your uninvited visitor forget the way to your house next year.