03.04.2008 0 °F
It's days like yesterday that make me remember why I didn't like living in Houston. Not in a bad way, but in an aha moment kind of way. Whether or not it truly was, yesterday felt like the first day of spring - absolutely and utterly brilliant. The kind of day that makes you want to just stand outside eyes closed with the sun glowing down on your face, the breeze sweeping gently past, while breathing in the fresh scent of air and earth and grass and trees. Sadly, they don't have these kinds of days in Houston, where everything is new and exciting, but that makes me appreciate it so much more. I love the changing of the seasons and never really imagined life without it.
It reminded me of something else; a note I wrote to myself on our Sustainable Peace Weekend. This was just before things started to spiral downwards here. We received them in the mail about a month later and it's hard to believe that so little time has past. Part of what I wrote to myself in my letter was this, "Remember that life has it's ups and downs. In order to know what it means to feel on top of the world you must know what it feels like to be unsettled, sad, and depressed." This is not a startling revelation, and yet it's something I often forget. If we don't know the bad, then the good means nothing, and so experiencing the bad just means that there's more good out there coming your way.