Monday, March 12, 2012


I'm sitting outside in cool air, listening to birds chirp. This morning when I woke up, there was no ice on my windshield and I probably even could have ditched my winter coat for a light jacket. Basically, it is a beautiful day.

I've tried to explain the thing I'm about to say to many people in the past and the only person that has successfully understood me is my best friend, T. There are just certain times of the year (yes, times) that I can feel just as tangibly as I can feel my keyboard right now. One of those times is Halloween. I tell people that it feels like Halloween, and all I usually get is a questioning look. But I promise you it's real to me. Something just changes inside of me and it's like I have internalized the season. This is exactly the same situation for spring.

Today feels like spring, and it's not just because of the literal warmer temperature. The whole atmosphere that I stepped out into today encompasses me and softly whispers that spring is indeed here. I know that there are technically 8 more days until it's official, but my inner gauge tells me differently. So I just thought I'd let you know, even though it could be back to winter tomorrow (cursed indecisive Utah weather). This internal feeling doesn't work like the calendar. It's just as malleable as the environment I'm in. I'm just glad that I can hear the birds again.


  1. I know exactly what you mean! And I think there's a feeling to Halloween, too! It's more than the date on the calendar; it's in our cells that we can tell. Thanks for articulating what I have felt too (and had people look at me like I'm crazy).

  2. I can feel Halloween, too. And, I can feel St. Patrick's Day too. It is jumpy and bright and fun. There's just a touch of magic in the air, I guess. Your writing describes so well how we know it is spring. Thank goodness it's here!