It’s a willowy, billowy day.

Winter’s gray has all blown away.

White cotton-candy puffs dot the blue sky,

And I wish I were out there to feel them float by.

The earth is awakening, warmed by the sun,

And it’s calling to me, “Come out and have fun!”

This beautiful day wasn’t made for closed doors

But for spaces and places to search and explore.

This isn’t a day made for doing a thing

but running

and sunning

and breathing in spring.

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki