It's SPRING in the bathroom. . .I'm ignoring the 10"+ of snow and 2" of ice outside the window. . .It began with the gorgeous yellow roses that my Honey brought home. . .and a ducky Thrift Store find. .
Every time I look at this hand towel, I think about one Easter when I was six. . .For years I begged for baby ducks at Easter. . .That year I talked Daddy into a couple of them. . .one for me. . .one for my brother. . .I named them Bonnie and Clyde. . .I was so happy. . .carrying that little ball of fluff everywhere. . .watching them swim in a #3 washtub of water. . .I could barely sit through church for anticipating the fun I would have with the baby ducks waiting for me at home. . .
But then. . .as with all babies. . .my ducks grew up and became a nuisance to us all. . .Mama went on the rampage when they trampled down her flowers. . .I lost interest, too, after Clyde nipped my hand as I tried to move him away from Mama's wrath. . .I didn't protest one bit when Daddy decided Bonnie and Clyde would be much happier (and us, too) at a local park, where there was a small lake and other ducks to keep them company. . .That Sunday afternoon, we all packed into the station wagon with the very loud and fussy ducks. . .off to Walker Park in Blytheville. . .You've heard the saying, "Like a duck to water". . .I honestly think I saw smiles on Bonnie and Clyde's faces when they were set free along the edge of the lake. . .They didn't look back either as I blew them kisses 'Good-bye'. . .
We visited Bonnie and Clyde several times. . .but after a while, I didn't ask to go anymore. . .My duck love was over. . .It might sound like a sad story but it actually was a good lesson for me. . .Cute and cuddly eventually grows up. . .Life changes. . .'Children' become adults. . .and strike out on their own. . .It's the circle of life. . .a good lesson to learn at such a young age.
TREASURE THE MOMENT. . .FOR IT WILL SURELY CHANGE. . .
I suppose it could also encourage all of us who are snowed and iced in this 5th day of March. . .SPRING WILL COME. . .and Life will continue on as it should. . .
But. . .I'm helping it along a little faster in the bath. . .I guess you can see that I'm stepping out of the my usual neutral palette. . .with the soft pastels of SPRING. . .The bath is the perfect place to stage such as palette with it's soft blue wainscoting below the off-white walls. . . Such a simple little change that has made such a big difference. . .
I do have one thing to admit to you. . .As I gazed out the window this morning at the huge drifts of white. . .the six year old within me could hardly wait to go out and play. . .ready to discover the winter wonderland we rarely get here in the South. . .So maybe for just a little while since the sun has come out?
If I could only find those BOOTS. . .