The heart expands. The body rejoices. The face relaxes. After what most folks I know around here would agree was a grievous winter, spring has truly arrived. It took it’s own sweet time, didn’t it?! But now the green blade riseth from the buried grave, and we are glad indeed.
I happened to be in Arsenal Park on Monday afternoon, and the warm sun and vivid green grass brought out the extrovert in me. I just wanted to greet everyone there.
I just wanted to celebrate the goodness of the day, the gift of the sun and chance to be outside again. “Isn’t this amazing?!” I wanted to say to the guy chasing his adorable toddler. “What a great day!” I wanted to exclaim to the mall worker on his lunch break.
But I didn’t. I just smiled at them. This is New England, after all, and unless you’re at a Red Sox game or watching one on TV, spontaneous conversation with strangers is hard to pull off without someone thinking you nuts.
Where has the beauty of spring overwhelmed you lately?