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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Is That The Governor On The Phone?

Like death row prisoners, the reprieve has come.

I refer to the weather.

Of course, it’s impossible to dress correctly, between the outdoors’ temperature and the indoors’, but you can’t have everything.

Fall is here – and rightfully so – but it’s only the calendar that believes it. Outside, the temperature is well above normal; the lawn looks better than it has all summer, what with the late-night rains; and my fall and winter clothes are lined up, all wooly and petulant; and like the felon for whom the bell does not toll, I am giddy with joy.

It’s silly, really, how easily I am amused.

I want to run. Well, I wish I could run without the suspicion that a bag full of puppies has been attached to my rear end, but I suppose – I suppose! – that’s my own fault… I think I could pull off a gambol. Maybe a prance? Perhaps I’ll settle for a jaunty walk. But whatever the gait, I’ll be outside today, squinting in that endearingly near-sighted way I have, dead-heading marigolds and planning next year’s flowerboxes.

All of our seasons are too short.

3 comments:

Chriz said...

haha.. you have a sense of humor indeed

Eva said...

glad you liked my pictures...i like your writing! hope you continue enjoying your yoga...
eva

Judi "Jlo" Moran said...

Pearl,
At the risk of being inappropriate, I have to say: "You are one hell of a writer!"
I love the "wooly and petulant" line about your winter clothes.
I shall return to be inspired to write better!
Thanks for your kind words on my latest post.
I'm glad I'm here, too - most of the time.
But it really makes me glad when other people are glad I'm here!
Ok, it's obviously late and I am getting rummy.
Care,
Jlo