The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds
And swells the leaves within.
~William C. Bryant
I believe I have some idea how a bear must feel when he crawls out of his cave at the end of his long winter's nap. S
omething has definitely shifted inside me as a result of the sunshine and warming temperatures we have been blessed with here in metro Atlanta.
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The fog has lifted from my brain and the tension in my shoulders - the result of constant shivering - is relieved. Breezy and energetic, I am ready to crawl out from under the five layers on top of my bed and venture outdoors; I am overwhelmed with a sense of optimism and well-being that I haven't experienced in months. Instead of chili and brownies, I crave salad and strawberries; I am eager to explore the local farmer's market, make my semi-annual pilgrimage to Amicalola Falls, sip a cool beverage on a sunny patio, take a ride on the back of a motorcycle.
I am ready to trade the turtlenecks for tank tops, blue jeans for capri pants, and fuzzy boots for these.
If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
~Percy Bysshe Shelley