In the dead of winter, the world covered in snow, I think back on the days when bare shoulders bumped into sunshine, when I could laze in bed for hours with a book, not feel the guilt of neglected grading. Now windowpanes are frosted over, sweaters are bulky, and the semester is limping to a close.
And in exactly one week, I will be one day into Florida, one day of bright skies, pastel houses. I will write poetry on paper napkins, will walk along the beach, will feel what it is to have sand between my toes. I will be daring, will go on this adventure alone, will escape into the wide open.
life, week 16
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