Friday, April 17, 2009


I've been looking forward to my first walk in the park this year.  I've had to wait.  And wait.  And wait.

Wednesday was the day.  What a relief.  I love seeing everyone else at the park after a long winter.  Everyone's pale and a bit ragged around the edges from being indoors for months on end.  Some people still haven't switched to their spring wardrobe so they're bundled up and gradually peel off layers.  Even though the thermometer told them that it was nice enough to walk outside now, the people can't truly believe it.  Then there are those who overcompensate and wear tank tops and shorts for their first outing even though sixty degrees might be the high temperature that day.

No one really smiles much as you pass them yet.  The friendly greetings and acknowledgements happen more toward June.  Right now, everyone's still a little incredulous that they're back outside soaking up sunshine.

And that's where I'm headed now.