The calendar says
that spring has sprung!
But that doesn’t always mean
the branches are budding
and flowers are blooming.

That’s the case where I live,
so I’m looking for every hint
of warmth and color I can
to usher in the new season.

Today, I found my family room curtains.
Yes, they’re hanging there
all day every day,
but that’s exactly why
I rarely notice them.

And yet I remember
the way my heart skipped a beat
when I discovered the fabric four years ago
and then decorated the room around it.
Spring is more than just a season;
it’s a reason to see everything anew.