I’m starting a Short Post campaign. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
All the things I have to say just now fit into a few sentences, but while I wait for one to become more Thingish, it rattles on out of my consciousness and another takes its place. So I’m going to share my Short Thoughts as they are, one day at a time, until I run out of Short Things to say.
Have you experienced spring yet, where you live?
Let me tell you about Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Northwestern Pennsylvania is where all the snow that could have come in December, when we were earnestly awaiting the Christmas magic, holds its fire till March, then empties itself on the land. In NW Pennsylvania, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lion, and does a lot of lion things in between too.
And April? Here in NWPA, April comes in like a mild breeze, soft and welcome, just in time for another snowstorm to hit. And then another. The lilacs bud in the snow.
We ask ourselves why we live here, and the reasons we say are, There’s that one perfect week in September…
But we’ve learned not to complain about it. Not at all. We are just grateful for whatever weather the Lord sends.