kinder’s hair shows signs of spring.
‘as full of spirit as the month of may, and as gorgeous as the sun in midsummer. ‘
after enjoying a day that finally hit a balmy 60 degrees (above zero!)
when home and relaxing at last
the tornado sirens started blasting
tv news was covering the local map live
updating the movement of the storm minute by minute
texts from the sheriffs buzzed saying to take cover.
because i live in an old cottage with no basement to be found
i went to my safe room (aka the bathroom) to hang out for a while
luckily, my natural survival instincts kicked in
and i took the following items with me to ride out the weather:
phone, laptop. chargers, flashlight, book, hot tea,
and for some unexplained reason –
an uncooked spaghetti squash.
i then decided that i might as well just take a lavender bath
enjoy my book and tea
and let the chips/cottage fall as they may
balance was quickly restored
when the weather soon passed us by
and best of all
my spaghetti squash was still intact.
“there is a safe spot within every tornado. my job is to find it.”
image credit: lush uk
“Hint of spring showing up in upcoming weather pattern”
above is quote from our online paper
at this point in the year
i was really hoping for something more than just a hint.
seems like a burlesque version of a weather forecast to me
all optimistic style and not much substance.
after giving examples and explaining their reasons,
the article wrapped up with:
“This isn’t a permanent pattern change to feeling like spring. After the weekend we have temperatures dropping back to feeling like winter. If you add 10 to 20 degrees on, it won’t be too cold. It might remind you of spring. Time is on your side if you need spring. Just keep hanging in there.”
“one can never produce anything as terrible and impressive
as one can awesomely hint about.”
h. p. lovecraft
credits: m. torregrossa, mlive