I live in Minnesota. I find it too bold and presumptuous to announce:
Spring is here!
Better to hesitantly whimper: “Spring might be here soon.”
Spring is [perhaps] peeking around the corner?
If one is too aggressive in their assertions, spring might tiptoe away.
I don’t want to jinx it.
Google weather isn’t from Minnesota, so it confidently announced a 67 degree high today.
So, with a hopeful heart, I lugged a laundry load out to the clothesline.
While clipping wet garments to the rope, I thought of my son’s words:
“We have a dryer. Why do you put clothes on the clothesline?”
In an age when you can tell a disk to buy laundry detergent, clothesline use might seem strange.
- But it gets me outside.
- I like the fragrance that the wind leaves on the clothes.
- The garments return fresh (if a little stiff.)
Aside from saving money, what is it about clotheslines, bread-making or homesteading that bestows joy on some of us?
© Lisa M. Luciano
“Come back again and wake me up at about half past May.”
– Toad, from Frog & Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel.
“Flowers appear on the earth and the season of singing has come.”
– Song of Solomon 2:12