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Chilled into Spring..

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It’s funny, but when the days are in the freezing rip of winter, there’s little thought of “chill”; it’s too cold!

..But the days are now doing a dervish sport of tag, and hurtle from one extreme temperature to its opposite..

Blasts of arctic winds sweep along the streets; green buds brace, clasped tight to naked sticks. And then, perhaps even a few hours on, the day changes- pivots into a warm working sunlight; the air seems to expand, gain weight, heat, and suddenly a shiver goes up the spine as the thermometer wrestles out of cold..

..and my eyes notice color to the bushes; bulbs in the yards; splashes of bright yellow, as daffodils breach to give street corners a reminder that they abut parks..

-my eyes slide along the trail of burgeoning color, across vying shades of imminent blooms..

and I find a sigh, in spite of my chilled self, as I, too, feel a surge to blossom into an incarnation past winter – a purpose of me that will be fertile ground to all manner of projects and aspirations..

But then the sun dodges elsewhere; the cloud that comes is frosty; the sky looks like snow.

..and then

another moment on..

the ray of light comes that reminds me that this really is the crack through the ice..


Written by tomminteroffthestoop

April 6, 2013 at 8:57 AM

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  1. Beautifull mr minter !!! Xxx


    May 20, 2013 at 12:26 PM

  2. Lovely as always. Your ode to spring evokes a memory and an expectation. Alas the spindly woods up North have not attained even a slight haze of green. But I am smiling now as if the sun were warm and the breeze scented. Xx
    Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

    April 6, 2013 at 3:49 PM

  3. Beautiful description!

    Lori B. Brutten

    April 6, 2013 at 9:23 AM

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