It snowed yesterday and I am sure some of my neighbors are still digging out from the storm, but there is something different about today.
Today, the sun is shining.
The skies are clear.
The air feels different.
Instead of the damp, chill of winter, there is a touch of warmth in the breeze that hints of spring. And, this morning on my walk, for the first time this winter, I heard the call of a cardinal.
I love the change of seasons.
I even love winter when air is so cold that you see your breath and the night sky is so clear you see not just stars, but the Milky Way.
But, I am ready for winter to be over.
I am ready to open the windows.
I am ready for the spring breeze to clear out the mustiness in our house and the mustiness in my head. I am ready to take off my coat and to feel the warmth of the sun on my skin. I know there are going to be many more days when there is more chill in the air than warmth, but today the breeze holds the promise of change.
I have been waiting for this day.