Monday, March 10, 2003

great expectations

hopes were raised heaven-high at the end of february. tables and chairs were pulled onto sidewalks, coats and jackets unbuttoned, faces tilted to the unexpected sun. this week we’re wrapping ourselves in scarves and gloves again, and shivering. a little more patience is required: declining winter is stepping slowly and almost invisibly –at the level of the snowdrops and crocuses – aside, and spring is pressing upward.

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