...taken from a fastwrite during the "Homeschoolers 3-week class series" about 'spring.'
Today, the five-month grey, cobalt frame of winter stains my retina. Passing pokey knee knobs of trees with skeletal branches over and over, I sigh. I drive the way I always do. Until I don't. A lawn blanket of perky spring crocus strips all co-ordinated efforts. My car drives towards them as if being pulled, lured by the Siren's songs.
They've got all the crocuses in town!
Tiny violet miracles, effervecent magic like sprinkles on a chocolate earth. I turn the wheel just in time to remember, I'm still driving. The stranger's yard survives a near collision.
It'd be sad to drive over all those flowers.
It's a wonder that each time the spring face says hello, it's a wonder. Even though I've heard it's story before. I love this about spring, how it lifts us out of expectation, scatters our vision like puzzle pieces into a new, oh yeah. Prepared?
-Refreshing life is always alive beneath the surface waiting to spring
for the PGM