I remember distinctly a moment when I was around 11 years old. May was moving into its second half and suddenly I realized the trees were sporting their fully grown leaves, the earth was soft and the grass was green....and I had missed the transition. We had gone from winter to nearly summer and I hadn't bothered to take notice. I hadn't taken the time to breath in the arrival of the scented air or notice the tiny, lime green leaves as they unfurled. The memory is seared in my mind because I felt so sad. And I promised myself then that I would never forget to notice again.
Sunday afternoon I went to the park and I'm so glad I did. Because spring is coming....it really is. I didn't expect it so soon....but I have the proof.
For those of you still buried under snow, I apologize. I'm really not trying to rub in in. I just wanted to remind you to keep your eyes open. It won't be long now!
By the way, the title is Robin William's quote, not mine. I wish I'd said it first!