The flush of spring erupted for me today.
This morning I jogged 3.5 miles at the gym, which is the farthest I’ve run in a long time. After about 1.5 miles, the adrenaline gushed down into my legs and they felt light and alive, with ganas. For the rest of the day I have felt the tingling, satiated sensation of veins full of blood, radiating warmth. I felt younger, hungrier, bouncier.
This afternoon, sunshine blanketed everything. As I walked the dog, I closed my eyes and gulped it down like long sought water. He gave me that goofy smile as wide as his face as I threw the ball for him. Each time he returned, prancing like a little clown.
As we headed inside, I noticed that a new batch of crocuses must have just bloomed in my front yard, growing so tightly together they looked like a bouquet. As I got nearer, a bee flew up near my face. I watched it find another batch of flowers and then saw that there were dozens of them, fuzzy bodies gently lifting and descending into yellow powder.
Even though I was going to be late for an appointment, I turned in slow circles for a few extra minutes, arms outstretched. Welcome back, Spring wonders, welcome back!