Monday, March 16, 2015
The Ugliest Time of the Year
It's a time of drab, and yet it is a time of immense light. Daylight savings time has brought longer days, and our apartment is filled with white light, because, thanks to the naked trees, there is no shade from the trees outside.
I want to be outside despite the ugliness. I am out walking because temperatures are finally above freezing. Mainly, I face the sun and ignore the trash. I wear shades to see in all that bright light, and I still wear my winter boots against the ground's sogginess. And I am full of hope that soon there will be green grass and tender buds and a burst of color on a bush. Soon, we will have left winter entirely behind and will have settled into spring with its rain and flowers. For now, we're in between, and I'm trying to make the best of that.