my birthday is creeping up on me. i’ll be twenty-three. it’s an odd, inbetween birthday. the flush of excitement at turning twenty-one is long over, and my next milestone of twenty-five is still the better part of two years away. i’m back where i’ve spent most of my life – limbo. too mature for friends my age, young enough yet to still get disparaging remarks in the company of my friends. [“you’re just a baby!”] at twenty-three, alice paul was being arrested as a rabble-rouser in england, already having several college degrees under her belt. elijah wood had already made all three LOTR movies.
i do so enjoy the spring. it’s the freshness of the air, the way that the greyness of the weather makes the trees and bushes and grass seem that much greener. i love the swollen silver look of the sky, and waking up to the sun, and savoring the perfect soft evenings that i can lie on my fire escape and watch the sky.
i can even see some stars, despite the light pollution of down-town.
and soon it will be summer, and it will get hotter, and less pleasant, so i am going to enjoy this springtime lightness for as long as i can.