Today the sun rose behind a murky cloud
a cloud we haven't seen for the last few days
The new year brought with it a sunshine that warmed us like no other
We've been going to the beach and hanging by the pool and contemplating running away so as to avoid the pile of work waiting for us today on Monday morning
But now, the holidays are over and we're back to work
Well our bodies are at least.
Truth is our hearts are still three steps behind us
basking in the sun;
the sun that bleached our hair,
and tanned our skin,
and gave me freckles,
and made us crave the sweet juice of apple and orange
I have been sick for what seems like forever now
A persistent cold that will not break
but I refuse to rest because there is so much out there for me to embrace
I don't want to let this year go to waste
I want to catch the wind in my fingers and feel the grass in my toes
I want to be like the child I once was, playing make believe for hours upon end
I'm writing down ideas today, a list of things to do, a list that I don't want to dream over but one I want to work through
But while I am itching to jump out from behind my desk and through the window into the outside world, I know that good things take time and being reckless will only get me so far
So I am tying myself down today
I am slowly sipping my coffee and planning ahead for what is to be and leaving room for the unknown and the unexpected
I am slowly myself down and taking it all in.
There is time for everything after all.