I'm sitting on the front porch to post this announcement. From my thawing heart to yours - a message of Cardinal song, Snow Drops pushing up through the receding patches of snow, neighbors peering uncertainly from their windows, resisting hope for fear the sense of light and song may be an illusion.
It's real. Come out! Come out! The tree roots are sending life upward. The creatures herald it with stirrings and rustlings.
My fingers are numb, but this old heart knows that winter is over.