As many of you are aware, this has been a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad winter. The snow seems to be never-ending. The cold wind continues to chill us to the bone. Morning after morning we are greeted with grey skies. And, the worst part is that there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Meteorologists are calling for more snow today and tomorrow as well as next Tuesday as well. I know the Farmer’s Almanac called for a long, cold winter…but this is just insane.
To have snow all over the South, Midatlantic, and Midwest in unprecedented amounts makes my hope that Spring will actually come this year quickly evaporate. I long for days where the sun shines, birds chirp, and nature comes to life once again. I want to open my bedroom windows while I sleep and breath in the smell of vitality. I want to sit outside with friends in flip-flops and a light jacket. I want to feel the sun shine on my arms and face instead of bundling against the winter cold. I want shade from leaves and a crisp breeze to go with the warm sun. I want to drive to work with my windows down and blast my music. I want to eat dinner outside with the sun setting. I want longer days and more light. I want 50 degrees to feel chilly…not warm. I want the earth’s slumber to end. I don’t want to be cooped up in my house for days on end because of endlessly falling snow. I want to read and journal outside while I listen to tourists guess the significance of the building they are in. I want color- no more of the grey, brown, and white.
I want Spring. And I want it now.
Is that too much to ask?