Wednesday, March 18, 2009

And I Think to Myself, "What a Wonderful World"

I don't know if I have ever been happier for the arrival of warm breezes, chirping birds, budding tulips, muddy fields and longer daylight hours than I am right now. I guess I must think this every spring, but it sure feels true! Today was the first time in months where I went outside and felt so comfortable, as if the outdoors were my home instead of a fierce enemy that I was quickly trying to escape.

The only trouble was that other small creatures, namely gnats, also found the weather very agreeable. I convince myself in bitter winter months that there is no way possible for these creatures to survive the cold. The first true day of warmth and sunshine never ceases to prove me wrong.

Yes, but, even these small annoyances shall be accepted as a very light burden to bear for all of the glorious advantages of the fast-approaching vernal equinox!