It’s a cold Sunday morning in March. Outside my window, the trees span the parkway like forlorn sentinels. Their twisted branches resemble sculptures etched against the metal of the sky. Yesterday’s wind hung plastic bags instead of jewels onto wrought iron gates guarding the lawns of the apartment building where I live. Cars fly by in the service lane; riderless cars unaware of the passersby and the children crossing.
The radio announced snow. The more affluent women of the neighborhood wearing high heels stagger by draped in their fur coats. It conjures up images of slaughtered creatures on their backs. Joggers suddenly appear,sauntering like pop up dolls, then bicycles competing with traffic as the lights turn green.
The window of my room frames that world as if an animated painting. In the lawn, purple cabbages retained their color and sparkle against the rusted face of the earth. The Japanese maple is sleeping but remains the meeting place of wandering minnows waiting for the seeds I sowed. Snow is announced. A blanket of white will claim its territory. And in the warmth of my room, pressing my nose against the window pane I will welcome nature creating another story.
Go on writing, Mariette! It is always moving and profound…
I see the last entry was in March 2017. I am a newcomer to this blog, as I was doing research for metadata on an autobiography of my hidden childhood which I hope to publish in the hear future.
Mariette, are you active on this blog?
Hi Peter, Glad you liked my post. I’ve taken a hiatus in blogging but hope to return to making literary contributions soon.
You may want to check out my other blogs. Good luck on publishing your autobiography. So enlightening and cathartic. Stay with it!
Thanks for your good wishes.
Where are your other blogs?