Saturday, March 6, 2010

dear sunshine

Dear, dear sunshine, thank you for being out today. You feel wonderful. Especially as you beam into my face as I run and sweat and pant for the first time in over a month.

Your reflections off the water are almost blinding. I love it.

Your rays seem to be pointing down right on to Isa and Jovi's trees. I can see the dark brown-red nubs sprouting on all the limbs. Maybe this is the year they will flower. Maybe this is the year....

Dear sunshine, you're making me sweat. And the sweat is bringing up scents of this week's beer and karaoke and hot wings celebration after our dodgeball victory. I forgot I wore these pants right into the bar. I laugh as I see my run as penance for my bacchanalia. I can't help it. Old doctrines die hard.

The wind on the run back home is a bit harsh. But I'm propelled forward. I coerce myself. "If I make it back to my starting point without stopping, we shall win the dodgeball season!" "If I make it back in less time than the run to the trees, M and I will have a great week." "If I run every day this week, everything will be ok and everything will work out this time and..."


And then I tell myself to cool it and hows about I take things one step at a time. Just keep moving forward and into the sun and get back home to where my love (and a nice shower, and new non-smelly pants) await.


Dani819 said...

Hooray for running. Hooray for hot wings. And hooray for feeling cleansed and heading home to love.

tireegal68 said...

I hope that the the girls' tree flowers this year.
It was good to read about you running and the sun and wind. ( Even though I am on the couch!) Yes, one step at a time, my dear:)

N said...

I hope they flower this year. I hope it works for you. I hope you feel better. ♥

Smiling said...

Yay running with a bit of wind and some sunshine. That was part of my day too... now if I could only find some hot wings in NZ or a way to share some with you in spite of obvious geographic challenges.... I hope you have a good week regardless of split time bargaining!

myinfertilitywoes said...

The sun was glorious yesterday and you may have inspired me to run today! Yay!

Barbara said...

Dear sunshine,
Please help the trees to flower, and do try and shine a little harder on these good people this year. Mmmkay?


Just me said...

I'm super happy about the sunshine lately too.

I've also been wanting to share this with you: When I try to see your blog at my school, it blocks it, telling me it is "porn". ha ha ha

m said...

@justme: Whaaaat?!?! that is hilarious. I wish I were so risque.

And here I thought I'd been been keeping my potty mouth in check.

Bluebird said...

I love this, on so many levels.