any guesses why I chose this picture?
Today I feel like my life is in a state of limbo. I don't know how else to describe it. I had a chance to get out of the office at one point today and got what felt like the first tease of summer. Sure we're not even into spring yet. Sure it's only seventeen degrees, which for all my American friends (love you guys!) translates to around 63 degrees give or take. But I felt the warmth of the sun, and saw the warmth in the smiles of all those around me who welcome a day like this as much as I do. Winter has for the time shed its overcoat like the big reveal on some TV fashion show, and I like what I see. A lot.
I'm eager to get things started, to see how the coming months will unfold. I think a lot of this restlessness is just revelry in the temporary escape from the occasional drudgery of life's daily routine; the invoicing, contracts and reports that come with a management position that makes me sometimes question how I got here. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love what I do and I work with amazing people. Still I think we all ask ourselves this at one time or another.
There's so much I could and should be doing at this moment, yet all I want to do is write. Throughout the course of today I could think of little else but drafting a poem I started writing this morning. Or more precisely last night, when a couple lines came to me in those peaceful brief moments before sleep. Not surprisingly it has heavy romantic undertones; try as I may to write about anything else I always seem to return to matters of the heart. Much as a child who wants to paint a picture of a house but always ends up painting a tree. Why is that?
I think this year will bring good things. I can feel it, I have so much hope for the year ahead. Sandy and I will freshen up the house as we continue putting the finishing touches on our renovations. The deck/pergola in the backyard will receive a couple coats of stain in anticipation of good times ahead shared with friends and family.
I'm really looking forward to summer. The sounds, smells and sights that just make you glad to be alive. Tuner cars with the music pumping. The unmistakble scent of barbeques wafting through the air. Women in various states of dress, hair blowing in the breeze, soaking up the sun. By far the best part of summer.
I look forward to getting to know all you guys better, in forging new friendships and strengthening those already in place. I knew last year that starting a blog would be a new experience but I didn't realize how much effect others would have on me. I certainly didn't expect to affect anyone myself.
Here's to restlessness, and the year to come.
Photo credit here.