"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, August 8, 2015

august

when my backyard is covered in snow,
and my kids are puking from something they surely picked up while picking their noses at school,
i look out my kitchen window and imagine my garden in august.
green.
green.
green.
especially the giant sunflower leaves.
i like them better before they bloom you know.
when they're stretching for the sky.
and i feel like they could grow up forever.
so there i am, standing at my kitchen sink,
staring at the snow,
and i'm imagining what it feels like to walk outside to warm up,
and it hits me,
maybe i love summer after all?
maybe i love august after all! 
but don't worry,
i still love winter too;)
because how on earth would summer ever taste so good,
without a cold winter to remind me of what it felt like to be warm.

1 comment:

Amy Involuntary said...

And that delicious watermelon that you grew? Ours never sprouted. It is still a pitiful little plant. But you are right, summer makes winter wonderful and vice versa.