Sunday, May 24, 2015

Spring

     Oh how recharged I felt... As I've told before, going back HOME is always such a joy, but being there in the season of rebirth, growth, warmth and new life sure felt special. Of course, everything was special...it was the first time I introduced my daughter to the places and the people that make up my home.

     One thing that felt especially good was walking near the river Mures, spoiled by sunshine and simply observing the world around me. And I loved what I saw.  The same pavement that I walked on countless times before, a little cracked here and there, but still able to tell so many stories of (my) the past. Young kids, making their way from school...if only they knew what a great blessing it is to only have that on your mind... Girls laughing and making promises to one another as if they would grow old together (rarely happens), a mother and child who made me smile. She was teaching him to roller skate, but there were far more valuable lessons to be found in her words...about self confidence, bravery, freedom, belief, trust, joy, achievement... It was by far one of my favorite moments...

     I saw lovers, some sharing discreet embraces on secluded areas of the park, some making out, extremely overt and explicit...some seemed shy and so in (first) love, as if they had dropped from a beautiful book. People that seemed burdened and tired, taking a sweet moment to enjoy the silence and the sun.  Older people, playing chess, supervising nephews, breathing the fresh air, passing on their wisdom to whoever cared to listen.  Kids, playing, running, laughing, arguing,  being silly and immature, as they should be... Fellow mommas, pushing strollers, carrying their little descendants or holding small hands... Bicyclists speeding up and down the alleys...

     Dog owners, dutifully walking with their pets.

      Trees starting to turn green, some exploding with flowers. Birds singing their way across the park...and the river, an ever-present witness for many many generations, still carrying it's story downstream...
























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