I walk into the woods behind my house, with Tofu. The trees are still bare. There is a lot of leftover snow. I have my mudboots on, but only a long-sleeved t-shirt. That’s because, just a week after our huge snowstorm, it finally feels like spring. The birds are singing as if today is a Disney movie, only better. Tofu bounces all over the place smelling spring things. I find a circle of crocuses. It’s a fairy circle for sure.  I stand in it and wish big things that I can’t tell anybody. Sometimes, it’s just wonderful being alone, especially with a dog in springtime.

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