Okay, I have officially had enough winter. Enough gray skies. Enough snow, sleet, rain and wind. I’m way, way ready for spring. To officially invite the season that was supposed to have arrived a month ago, I’m wearing dark glasses. More than an invitation to the sun, I’m sort of daring it to manifest itself to me in this gloominess lingering before me.
I’m blasting HERE COMES THE SUN from my iPod and singing along. It’s time…I’m beckoning to the sun: ”It’s alright, da da da da do do do da da da It’s alright” And just now I’m discovering that I’m singing to myself; “It’s alright, you can come out now. The ice is slowly melting. It may just be a glimpse, but here comes the sun. It’s alright.” And so it is.
Though a month later the the traditional spring equinox, I’m declaring today, April 21st 2011 the first day of spring. My spring. Doesn’t matter what the weathman says because, Little darlin’s, it’s been a long cold lonely winter. Little darlin’s it feels like years since it’s been here. Here comes the sun, here comes the sun and I say, It’s alright.
More tomorrow. Til then I want you to know, little darlin’s…the smiles returning to my face.