On occasion I get ideas for blog posts and never write them down. Subsequently, I forget about them. Today, I’m writing an idea off the top of my head and will post it as soon as I’m done typing this out. Oh, and after I sift through photos to find one appropriate for this subject matter.
I especially have to write this now, because it is about an emotion I’m feeling that will only last for today. Don’t worry, the emotion will return in the future, but for now, I expect it to last twenty-four hours.
Do you remember what it feels like on that first day of spring when you don’t need to slip on heavy attire or even a light jacket to go outside? You know, when the birds are singing their return from the south, and the breeze feels crisp but the sun warms your skin? You open a window over your kitchen sink and a waft of air carries the scent of moist grass and budding flowers?
I know most of you reading this are probably highly disappointed in your weather at this point, but come spring, you’ll know why I’m so happy today. It’s the first day since March that I’ve been able to break out of the manufactured air in my Cocoon of Cool and experience a day of perfect weather. The gratitude and the joy are palpable. Wheeeeeee.
Unfortunately for my favorite northern bloggers, your outdoor temps must dive to where you need to remain enclosed, in order for me to break free. So, thank you north, for sending me a pleasant day. I know it will be gone (for me) tomorrow, perhaps Tuesday, but today I write to you sitting next to an open window. First time since March.
So, from Florida, please forgive me while I bask. Ahhhh.