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Friday, February 19, 2010

Feb. 19 - Lisa's Musings From Every Day Life

I'm celebrating the sunshine today.

"Let the sun shine. Let the sun shine in ... the sun shine in ..."

If you're as long in the tooth as I am, you know the words to this song.

And today's sunshine is, well, you-get-what-you-see kinda sunshine.

It's honest-to-goodness, warming sunshine ... not that deceptive, sneaky kind of sunshine that lulls you into leaving the house without looking at the temperature and instantly becoming a human-icicle

Yes, this is the real deal.

The kind that makes you tilt your face up toward the sky, take a deep breath and drink it in for a few minutes.

The kind that makes you walk a little slower en route to wherever you're going because you want to enjoy it for as long as possible.

Today's sunshine is so bright that when you come back inside, it takes a few seconds for your eyes to adjust.

And it's even OK that this sunshine uncovers every clump of dog fur, every cobweb and dust bunny that has been hiding in the gray gloom of winter somewhere in your house.

Yes, I'm celebrating the sunshine today.

Even the birds are chirping their praise.

The dogs want to spend more time outside.

And so do I.

Gee, I wonder how the red hair will look in the sunshine?

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