Monday, February 15, 2010

My Late-Winter State of Mind

Remember back in early November, when I pledged to do my dangdest to enjoy and appreciate Winter?

Well, I'm pleased to report that I truly have seen it in a new, more glimmery light.

Time and time again, I found my eye drawn to unassuming slivers of beauty.

I have passed this particular fence-post finial thousands of times and never paid it any mind until yesterday. That is a gift.


I caught on to the fact that white is the perfect backdrop for a strangely beautiful, freak-show tree skeleton.

I felt my heart warm to the perfect pinkish gold of faded blooms.

I smiled at a boon-docks fire hydrant. (That's always a slightly awkward feeling.)

It is safe to assume that the geometry of this roof-line, the green of its shingles, would have gone unnoticed by me if there were flowers and flip flops and....grass to distract me.

But for 3 solid months now, I have searched for beauty, and I have found it.

Winter, it's been funnish, but all good things are bound to come to an end.

I'm officially over you.

I'm not a complete jerk, I'll give you 'til the end of the month. And then, I ask that you see yourself to the door. I'll leave the fond memories of our time together packed up in a box on my doorstep. You can pick them up on your way out of town. There's no need to drag this out. We've simply run our course. I really hope we can remain friends...and who knows? Maybe someday our paths will lead us back together again.

For now, I'm looking for greener pastures, fewer layers, dirtier fingernails and color.

I hope you can understand.