Sweeping Away Winter

Welcome Spring! A beautiful day welcomed Spring today. Sunny though a bit chilly, but warm enough to go outside in a flannel shirt. Pleasant enough to inspire me to sweep out and straighten the garage.

As I swept, I said goodbye to the build-up of salt and sand that had accumulated from the melting snow that had made its way in via the cars. And although I was sprucing up our garage, I was doing more than that.

Swipe – goodbye dreariness. Swipe – goodbye bitter cold. Swipe – goodbye snow pants and leather mittens. Swipe – goodbye icy roads. Swipe – hello longer days. Swipe – hello songbirds. Swipe – hello daffodils. Swipe – hello gentle breezes.

Goodbye winter. Until we meet again.

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Author: hansonberries

As a teacher of sixth graders, I have found a special place in my classroom every day, my home-away-from-home. My first home I share with my husband, our dog Quincy, two cats, and my tortoise friend, Misha. I also have been blessed with a horse named Belle. We have three adult children and four grandchildren, the joy of our lives. Life is good. I am an equestrian and also enjoy writing, reading, and gardening.

6 thoughts on “Sweeping Away Winter”

  1. I love the repeated “swipe” and the revealing of something that you’re letting go or something that you’re welcoming. Your slice also made me feel grateful for spring’s soon arrival!

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  2. “And although I was sprucing up our garage, I was doing more than that.”

    I took this to mean that you were thinking like a writer even as you were doing the work of cleaning up the garage, and I see how that led to all of the figurative things you were sweeping away.

    Thought provoking!

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