Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Winter Rally

Now that I'm back in New York with the February blues,
this day seems a million miles away.

But really, it was just Saturday.
Three days ago.

It was Annie's day, and it was great.
If you don't believe me, just look at the photo.
Don't we look happy?

February will not get the best of me.
I will close my eyes and remember sitting barefoot
on the sidewalk outside my sister's house.

I'll remember squinting into the sunlight,
and pulling up the sleeves of my sweater.

I'll remember my toes in borrowed flip-flops
walking across parking lots
holding hands with nieces and nephew.

You haven't beaten me yet, Winter.


  1. you do look happy. the kind of happy that only warm can bring.

    by the way, since we no longer review movies on here, you can take down that super adorable and colorful picture of us. if you want to...

  2. I know I can, Annie. I don't want to. Ever.

  3. Poor James got shoved in the back, but I like it better that way so I can look at all your cute outfits.

  4. ohh, i got a little teary reading and remembering. I'm glad you're so good at savoring moments.

    and rachel, james didn't get shoved, he went willingly.