Saturday, April 9, 2011

Glitter and Sunshine and Music and Wine

This is a post I recently submitted to Band Back Together, but I wanted to share it here as well.


Winter in Canada generally sucks the big one.

But spring is here.  And you know what?  It's pretty awesome.

I have an old futon that sits on my front porch.  It's covered with what is possibly the ugliest blanket known to man. Seriously, it's orange, and brown and is ripped to shit by the cats and I love it.  The warm weather means I get to sit on my front porch, enjoying the sunshine.

I have a beat-up guitar.  When humanity has been wiped from Earth and even Cockroaches have become extinct, this guitar will still be around.  He's not pretty but he sings me lovely songs when I hold him just right.  The warm weather means that I can sit on my ugly old futon and play my beat-up guitar in the sunshine.

I have two little girls.  They're both badly in need of a haircut.  They fight with each other.  They leave messes all around the house.   But they are always ready for a hug and their giggles are infectious. Spring means I get to sit on my ugly futon, playing pretty songs on my beat-up guitar and watch my beautiful little girls play in the yard with each other, and ride their bikes and pick flowers in the sunshine.

And at night, I will light fires in my backyard for friends to sit and sing songs and have a drink and maybe a hot dog on a stick.  My friends, they're an odd bunch, but they suit me so well.

Oh, springtime, and sunshine. 

This is my handful of glitter.  This is my happy place.


  1. Great post. Everyone should have a nice happy place like that.

  2. I love the imagery and the emotional connection you create here.

  3. sweet...good spot to be, spring on a futon

  4. Yes, I love spring and all the positivity it brings out. And how everything comes back to life, it's like magic. Lovely post.

  5. I love porches with old beat-up furniture. And spring! (We don't really have spring here, we have summer, part 2.)

    D'Artagnan's right, the imagery & emotional connection's wonderful.

  6. I am in love with this post. Thank you!

  7. I'm in Michigan and even though it was 80 yesterday and 50 today (and the rest of the week,) it gave me a taste of that freedom.

    Like you, I can't wait. Loved this post.

  8. Good for you Yandie Andie...looks like wer are both happy campers.

    I am jealous you have a reader named D'Artagnan. Maybe Porthos or Aramis will follow me and comment occasionally.


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