There are some things that can't be ignored. For example, try as we might to ignore it, our Canadian winter extends its hand all the way into May. It is also an inevitable fact that my body is perpetually cold.
Today, both of these things were ignored.
Today, the sun did not shine, but the wind and springtime showers were warm on my face.
The streets of this city drew me, held me tight, and installed within me a wish to keep walking, exploring, and learning, forever.
The strong winds threatened to burst in from outside but we've lived here long enough to simply shrug it off. Wouldn't it be funny if the wind had taken all of those antiques flying? I couldn't resist buying my first vintage camera; for you, it was a teacup. Finally tucked inside the warm cafe, we were four laughing girls connected by hands around steaming mugs and treasures tucked inside of our bags. I was sad to leave you and your caramel latte glow. Once home, I buried my nose in my shirt that smelled of coffee.
Considering I'm not a religious person, it's funny that Easter was my first time in months not desperately wanting to go hide in bed forever. Perhaps it wasn't quite a happy day, but this holiday brought many happy things: smiling daffodils, sending my brother on a chocolate hunt, a sweet gift surprise, baking carrot cupcakes and painting eggs in shades of pink and raspberry to be dipped in gold glitter.