Saturday, February 9, 2013

Winter coat

Winter has been long, and I have worn it like a heavy coat. I have been only a sliver of my normal self - mostly covered in winter's gray. I have been exhausted and tired and grouchy and run down. I haven't been doing the things I love. I haven't been taking baths or doing puzzles, running or walking, reading or writing. I have been sleeping and sick and irritable and dull. I haven't been proud or accomplished anything. Life has continued but I have been lifeless.

But winter is leaving and I am shedding my heavy coat. I have resuscitated my old self. I am running or walking again. I'm writing and reading. I'm working less hours and with more purpose. My bathtub was occupied once more. And once I clean Brandon's shit off my puzzle table, I will be there, too. I have goals to accomplish and ideas to express.

I feel lighter already, dropping that despair. Tiny blooms are sprouting on this hardened brown twig.

Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. 
~Gustav Mahler


melinda sue said...

winter is hard in nebraska. i haven't started shedding my coat yet...

Donna Boucher said...

winter sucks.
Driving on ice has made me a nervous wreck this year.
This is not like me. I am Speed Racer....or Mr. Magoo.

I miss green.