Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

the first poppy of spring

I saw my first California poppy of the new year today.  I decided I had to walk down to the beach at Tennessee Valley.  It still requires taking off one's shoes and wading to get to the sand, but the water is warm, and the tide was so low, I could see the whole world, and peer easily through the hole in the rock.   I had the sensation of watching the ocean be like ice cream and lick the sky.  I know that we usually lick ice cream, but why can't it, too, reach out with a creamy tongue and taste.

I saw one lizard, two egrets, ducks, coots, and gulls.  

Now, I'm back at the computer thinking I don't like doing my taxes and that is not a proper attitude after such a beautiful reward, and my body is not seeming to respond to the joy of going through tax stuff.  What can I say?  I don't like taxes, Sam I am, and the date with the accountant approaches on heavy, dark and foreboding feet. 

"Just do it," I say, and my body, like a two year old, screams, "No, no, no."    I am a baby today, and wearing an unappealing pout, and so, it is.

Perhaps I need a snack, a walnut or two, an apple slice, a piece of pear.

Maybe procrastination can rule just a little bit longer, while I wiggle myself into a more receptive to taxes sort of mood.

Around and around I go, like a dog or cat looking for a place to snooze, and snoozing is not on my agenda today.

Focus, I say.  Focus.  Close the blinds.  Don't look out on the exuberant dance lighting the out-of-doors.

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