today, march 21, is the first day of spring. a day for listening to sufjan stevens or the innocence mission. a day for getting free iced coffees at dunkin' donuts, or free italian ices at rita's. its a day for remembering that one thing that never ever changes is the fact that everything changes. a day for celebrating the coming warmth and life. a day for putting a picture of a tulip on your blog. a day for wearing something pastel. the first day of spring.
i spent the morning in new york city, checking out some mission trip locales in brooklyn for our senior high mission trip this summer. it was cool to experience a little bit of a wednesday morning in brooklyn, to eat lunch at a dominican restaurant, and to get a free iced coffee.
i love the city. i love the energy. i love the architecture. i love the smells. i love that there is garbage everywhere (you should know that i have a deep love of garbage. the other night jack looked up at one of my collages that we having hanging on the wall in our bedroom, and he pointed to it and said, "garbage!"). i love the busyness. i love the pace. i love the diversity. i love the sounds. i wouldn't want to live in the city forever, but i would love to live there for a couple of years. part of me would love to trade in my car for a subway pass.
but i would miss road trips. and silence. and spring in the suburbs, which is full of of dunkin' donuts and rita's. which reminds me that i need to go. i'll talk to you again on the second day of spring, when there aren't so many things that are free.