By Richard McGee
You’ve been inside the house for months now. The walls confine you, and yet protect and comfort you, the coffee cup your constant companion. Some days you peek through the blinds to see the outside; but mostly the windows stay covered, keeping out the dreary cold and wind.
You find it difficult to concentrate on the book you’re reading as your mind wanders. You ache for a lazy summer day lying on the beach towel getting a tan. You can hear the water lapping at the shoreline and see the nymphs in their tiny swimsuits strolling in front of you. You shiver slightly as you worry if you can even fit into your own swimsuit this year.
Wake up. It’s now spring. Time to go outside and greet the world again. Flowers are full of buds and on the brink of exploding into myriad hues and fragrances. The sun is rising earlier and so should you. Push away that lethargy and take a walk. The birds have come back and are rejoicing in melodies. Find a new friend to share the fresh colorful world with. It’s spring and time to rejoin the living.