This post is part of a series I like to call “A Visit From Mom.” These posts are written by, well…my mom. I think she kind of rocks! My mom and her mother were the primary inspirations for me to starting writing way back as a little girl. Now, I share my blog with my mom cause I think she has some things to say that you might really love.
Kahlil Gibran wrote, “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” How much more eloquently could one express the first breaths of spring? The pastel palette set on a deep green background, the sounds of birds on their way home, the baby rabbits hopping in and out of the shrubbery, and even a family of geese wandering down the sidewalk as if it were constructed for them—all favorite moments for me, tingling my senses with the newness of another year.
Spring has always been my favorite season. It gives me an acute sense of wanderlust. I crave the open road and the thought of new experiences. I love the feeling that my world has once more come to life. The fresh sunlight brightens my spirits while it brightens my surroundings. The moderate temperatures and the sounds of children playing outside once more inspire me to move out of my winter “bear cave” and enjoy!
In that light, my husband and I have purchased a bright yellow Thunderbird convertible in which to cruise and savor our spring. It has headlights like “McQueen” in “Cars”, and each time I see it, the nostalgia is overwhelming. This year, my craving for the open road will be sated, even if in small doses—and the earth will feel my bare feet and the winds will play with my hair. Hallelujah!
Carlene Welch is the General Manager at Home Instead Senior Care of Northwest Arkansas, and avid writer and poet, and my mom. She serves as a Stephen’s Minister at her church and is one of the wisest women I know. She writes custom poetry and prose for cards and gifts. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.