Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ahhhh Spring.

The past three mornings have been glorious Spring mornings. The sky has been crisp and clear, the sun bright as it glides up through the blue. Flowers are blooming. The leaves on the trees are growing, growing almost visibly. These have been the kind of mornings where you take a deep breath of the cool, but not cold, air and rejoice in being alive.

Of course, I've been out the door and on my way to work on these mornings so I don't get to enjoy them as much as I might otherwise. But it's the memory of these mornings that helps get you through the long New England winters. The promise and hope of Spring is something that can't be replicated.

On Monday evening as I was putting my trash out I could smell the sweet, Spring-like scent of my neighbors lilacs. I stood there for longer than I intended just inhaling their scent before I decided to just cross the darned road and put my nose right up to them. I love lilacs. They are one of my favorite flowers (plants? trees?).

My grandmother had a huge patch of lilacs at the side of her house. They were (and I assume still are) tall and full and fragrant. She would cut bunches of the blooms and put them on the enormous stereo cabinet that also served as a table in her living room. Their fragrance filled the room. Now that I've cleared out more of the ivy on the north side of my house I've decided to find a lilac tree (bush?) to plant there. It's the perfect spot for it (them?). Now of course, I just have to find what I want.

I know my last post was rather woe is me, but we all go through those nights when we're down and out for no particular reason. I just chose to write about mine. Overall though, I'm happy with life. Life is good as they say. The only thing lacking is that special someone to share these splendiferous spring mornings with. But that will come in time. No need to rush the Universe who I am confident is working behind the scenes to bring Ms. Right into my life at the right moment. Until then, I'll just drink in the beauty of the mornings and hope they inspire me to write about them.

While thinking about lyrics for this post this song popped into my head. I haven't heard or thought about it in a very long time. But it seems apropos so here you go! Shiny Happy People by R.E.M.

Everyone around
Love them, love them
Put it in your hands
Take it, take it
There's no time to cry
Happy, happy
Put it in your heart
Where tomorrow shines
Gold and silver shine

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

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