The Return of the Hunchbacks

We awakened this morning to winter…freezing temperatures and blustery snow swirling by our windows. As I walked out to our High Street this morning to do some shopping for dinner, I noticed ‘the return of the hunchbacks’. People were all hunkered back into their winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves. Nobody made eye contact and there were no warm and happy greetings to be had. Even in my favourite health food store the mood was somber and heavy.

We truly have had enough of winter. It was hard on us and we have earned every warm and sunny day that is on the horizon. The kids and I have made a pact; that we will not complain, even once, when the sweltering heat of the summer descends upon us. We have promised each other that we will enjoy the barbeques in the backyard, the road hockey, the frisbee in the park and the late nights that don’t require even the lightest jacket.

And, while spring does eventually triumph over winter, we will enjoy the renewed life purpose and feeling of exuberance that is as much a harbinger of spring as the beautiful robin digging worms out of the lawn.

And, I don’t know about you, but my poor spine could sure use some straightening time! 🙂


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