Although we had four inches of snow yesterday, and it’ll only be in the 30s today, my calendar says it’s the first day of spring.
We’ve been having some melting, too. Slushy puddles of ice water to step in, ones that freeze overnight making it treacherous in the morning. But the sun, warm and welcome in the moist air, makes it all worthwhile.
I remember when I was a kid, I loved the melting snow. I’d cut winding paths through the ice to create rivers that ran into big pools of water. Then I'd cut another path downhill from that pool to make rivers that continued all the way to the sea (by way of the city sewer system.)
The hours I spent crouching, making canals and rivers and pools are a fond memory. The quiet time allowed my imagination to run free, evoking lovely dreams of adventure and romance far from our little backyard in Saint Paul.
Today, as I plod through my many writing tasks, I just may put on my rubbery boots and head outside. Once I find a sturdy stick and open a channel for melted snow, maybe some of those innocent adventures from my youthful daydreams will come flooding back. Could there be a new book idea for me in that wonderful spring sunshine?
~Smart Women ~Sexy Men ~Seductive Romance
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