Back about a hundred years ago when I started to read, my elementary school had these large books with colored pages. I read only on the right-hand pages, then flipped the book upside down, and read on the other side. The net effect was a perpetual mystery: I was reading forward, but there was always this tantalizing upside down text on the left-hand side. Could I dart my eyes there and jump ahead in the storyline?
The storyline had castles and princesses. I think of these books every spring, because Vermont spring colors are so darn brilliant — just like those colored pictures.
I’ve never seen those books again, although I searched for them for my own daughters.
May. Let’s never sugarcoat anything, never cheapen our world into an Instagram I’ve got more than you post. Snowflakes fell yesterday, even midday, swirling flakes. My daffodil petals were gnawed around the edges this morning. But it’s May. Spring alone: reason to live.
5 thoughts on “Random Spring Scrawlings.”
I love May and Spring too. Fickle as the weather may be with a quick frost and then eighty degree days. But so green and fresh-smelling. And love your kitty!
Great way to read the story with extra interest! “Reading Upside-Down” could have been the title 🙂
That’s an improved title!
If i can be honest, I sometimes skip by your posts because the title doesn’t draw me in. Your writing is fantastic, that’s a big draw.
That’s good to know. Thanks!