Thursday, April 7, 2011

Whilst Waiting for Spring...

It snowed yesterday.  It hailed hard and then it snowed, covering the green grass in what is hopefully, winter's last forget-me-not.  My heart sank a little.  I told Husband last night that it seems that the more grownup I become, the more the rain seems to press into my soul; I ask myself, isn't the internal melancholy that shadows my spirit, enough?  I shun the possibility that I might one day need to leave the rain and the lengthy season that defines the northwest.  I attempt to accept it even more when my spirit wants to divert, because I don't believe it is the rain, but the melancholy that has a real hold on my spirit.  Rain or not, the melancholy follows, even on the brightest of days.  Once tiny seedlings of unsure longings, have since become some of my strongest roots.  Without any other fathomable alternative, I accept--the rain, these roots curled in melancholy and the seeking of solitude, and the sun whenever she so graciously shines.

Here are this week's Little Things...

Watching Brooklynn trying to ride Asher around on the back of his bike.
Hearing Husband tell Brooklynn as she attempts to climb her first tree,
You can't learn everything on the first try...and it struck me--isn't this true for all of us!
Standing in the yard after some intense weeding, looking up at the tall evergreens while feeling the first sixty-degree spring wind flow around me,
and feeling--everything is alright.  
How strong I feel while doing yoga.
Working from home--may it remain this way forever!
Phone calls from my besties in NYC so they could include me in some
childhood reminiscing.  I sat and talked with them for at least forty-five minutes, and it felt like we were on some city patio drinking iced tea and sharing appetizers on a warm spring afternoon.
Seeing the blossoms on the tip-top branches of the tree outside of the nook
and anticipating the tree's full bloom.
Finding inspiration in taking pictures.
Waking up to my kids at my bedside, with Brooklynn pulling back the drapes to peer outside, all the while, with Asher on her lap.











 






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7 comments:

Jennifer D April 7, 2011 at 11:39 AM  

I think you need some sun my dear. I do too...it is snowing here right now, we now have had over 606 inches of snow fall this season. No Typo. Crazy. I need sun.

Kimbirdy April 7, 2011 at 1:36 PM  

i love that life lesson of not being able to learn everything on the first try. that's a tough one for me, and i still haven't learned this as an adult {which i guess is a perfect example of that lesson!}. also, there are some gorgeous areas way out in the country of southern/mid california if you ever need to move away from the northwest... just saying. :)

i'll be back tomorrow to link up my gratitude list!

Cassie {A Serenade for Solitude} April 7, 2011 at 1:44 PM  

Jen!!! How do you manage?! That is crazy amounts of snow! Wishing you some sunbreaks. :)

Kimbirdy- California is calling me right now...I need some long-lasting sun desperately! ;) I may have to invest in one of those lamps. lol.

Amanda April 7, 2011 at 3:20 PM  

I can't wait for the sun. I THINK winter is over, but it keeps peeking back in and making my heart close up shop.

I love your beautiful family and your list!

Shelley April 7, 2011 at 7:33 PM  

I can relate to your weather woes. Thankfully it's nice here now, but we had a very rough winter in MN. For me what gets me down more than the snow and the cold is the darkness-gloominess. I love where we live for so many reasons but the weather can be really draining.

I hope you are able to see some sunny days soon!

I also think it's amazing that through it all, you can still find the little things that make your heart smile!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ April 8, 2011 at 7:56 AM  

I love that picture you posted as well! Thanks for hosting a party! I can't wait for it to get warm and sunny here! Happy Friday! :)

Loredana April 9, 2011 at 7:36 PM  

You have such a beautiful way with words. I really enjoy reading your posts. Always puts me in a good mood...

I can't wait for my daughter to be at my bedside pulling back the drapes. Husband and I often crack up at the thought of hearing her little feet pitter patter into our bedroom. :-)

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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