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Spring Is Sexy

According to my poet friend it is ever thus…

And how can we argue? In the midst of our November-weather-cold in May come two days of near perfection and upper 70s and the plants can no longer hold off their displays.

We are a venerable red light district of color and plume.

The ground is covered in petal blossoms and windshields have a dusting of pollen snow, which turns to greenish mud in the rain.

A Rufous has gone berserk and dives at us every time we work in the yard. The noise of bumble bees makes the rhododendron’s buzz so that you are warned clear across the yard. A swallow has invaded a loose board at my neighbor’s front door, fighting for the nesting rights until they broke the window. Now the black hole is squawking with loud and hungry offspring.

The biking commuters do so in the rain, walkers have stripped down to sweatshirt jacks and hoodies, and most runners are into leggings and T shirts – not quite shorts and sports bras. They are emerging energy.

There is noise, wind, laughter, song, hand holding, coyote mating, raccoons traversing, and starving deer in an orchestrated ball room dance of fertility.

It is the memorable moments of shakiness in high heels, fancy dresses, classic suits and the wired wrist corsage, because there is nothing to pin it to up high. Oh the massive amounts of naked skin and the nervous tension of it all.

In all this beauty and rites of passage, I do have a pet peeve, why when they are dressed so fine has no one taught these dress up dollies to have any grace or beauty when they are feasting? The $300 dress, the black tie, the $100 dinner from soup to nuts, and if you happen to sit anywhere near – chewing boldly with the mouth open, spitting food as they laugh like they are important, and hands shoveling it in.

I knew everyone of those children was going to have alcohol and sex before the night was over. I just hope that they didn’t just get “absentness” education and have protection against STDs. I did have to leave as their boisterous rituals of foreplay involved entirely too much “Paris” and “See Food” for me.

Here’s my favorite Spring tale:
No one asked C to Senior Dinner and Prom, so she asked 11 of her best friends from all her school years to share her table – 4 fellows and the rest female. C went to the Thrift Store and found a damaged wedding gown for $2.50. She took all the lace off and re fitted the bodice and dyed the dress into a gorgeous lemon yellow. C created a new pattern on the dress with the lace and dyed the lace to stunning spring bliss. Each of the table mates brought all of their pictures from their years in school and they shared stories of their adventures.

The Grace of the evening was that everyone had danced at least 5 dances, they had laughed and listened, and in parting company they made a wish for each other – which they listened to and heard.

Don’t you just want to be with these folks on their 20th class reunion and see if their wishes came true?
This group of folks is in their 5th spring since that senior prom, how do you think they are doing? What do you think they are doing?
What is a spring ritual that was most memorable for you?

15 Responses to “Spring Is Sexy”

  1. Positively Present Says:

    really enjoyed reading this. spring IS sexy!!!

    Positively Presents last blog post..down and out is overrated

  2. J.D. Meier Says:

    I think my favorite Spring ritual is the first mow of the lawn. There’s something about fresh cut grass, growth, and renewal that gets me.

    J.D. Meiers last blog post..Success Defined

  3. Patricia Says:

    Positively Present,
    Yep spring is about fertility and possibility! How sweet it is!

    J.D.
    I mow the grass at my house and it is such a sweet smell and yes! it is a renewal experience. (The hard part is that is renews the grass allergies and hay fever symptoms…)

  4. Caroline Says:

    I just love this post! What a wonderful story…

    Spring is such a fresh happy time. I love to open the windows and let in the breeze…I play my favorite music and just watch as the world unfolds.

    Carolines last blog post..Favorite “Foto” Friday

  5. Patricia Says:

    Caroline,
    Today is sunny and feels like spring – not November!
    Thank you for dropping in – very appreciated

  6. Davina Says:

    Hi Patricia. I never really thought about having a spring ritual before. But now that I am thinking about it… when the nice weather returns I get the urge to Go Shopping! Specifically to buy pretty summer tops, shorts and sandals. Getting my nails done and just feeling pretty.

    Davinas last blog post..Positively Breathing — Not According to Plan

  7. Barb Hartsook Says:

    I don’t know what C and her friends are doing this spring — but I can be pretty sure C is not lonely nor hurting professionally. She is a natural leader with spunk and spirit and good motives who cares about people. I wish I’d know someone like her in high school.

    I’m with J.D. I LOVE the smell of freshly cut grass!

    The fragrances in spring are unmatched — anywhere! (Well, okay, I like the woodsy burning smells of autumn too, and the cold smell of the first snows on the wind. then there’s Christmas fragrances.) Hmmm… But still — spring has its own magic. And I love how you wrote about it! :)

  8. Liara Covert Says:

    Patricia, coming acorss this post is all about synchrony. I was speaking to a friend about her upcming 20th highschool reunion just yesterday! She keeps asking herslef where the time went? Speing is a time for reminiscing and also for triggering profound revelations.

    Liara Coverts last blog post..Grasp an unfathomable mystery

  9. Patricia Says:

    Davina,
    Hope your toe nails are beautiful! See you do have a ritual!

    Barb,
    The fragrances today are unmatched – the lilacs are heady! Is Spring arriving for you? I remember from my days in Ohio that its arrival is often later. Each season own magic – I like them all
    Thank you for your nice comments.

    Liara,
    Spring IS a time for reminiscing and also for triggering profound revelations. Nice thoughts Thank you

  10. Jannie Funster Says:

    Patricia! I needed to put the A/C on to make it all the way through this post. Whew! :)

    Alas, I have not yet attended any of my high school reunions but boy — I’ll return with a vengeance for our 30th, 3 years from now. All I’ll need is a good support bra, my roots done, my bangs permed and my loving arms outstretched for everyone
    I’ll be so so happy to see.

    I was lost in high school but now I’m found. Thanks in part to YOU.

    xo

    Jannie Funsters last blog post..Folks, I couldn’t make these up if I tried! (and song video coming next post, I hope.)

  11. Patricia Says:

    Jannie,
    We actually had a 74′ day today with almost no clouds…but even reading this post we did not need AC
    Ha Ha ha….and I am sure folks will be happy to see you in 3 years – the famous Jannie Funster singer extraordinaire.

    Neither of my two high schools make any effort to find me…and I am listed on Google now!…

  12. Tess The Bold Life Says:

    Spring rituals?

    Picking lilacs. Celebrating Easter. Playing jumprope outside. Not wearing a coat. Putting winter boots away. Making cut off shorts from winter’s jeans. Making my kids play outside. Staying up later.

    The joy of lighter and brighter evenings!

    Tess The Bold Lifes last blog post..Mackenzie Bold and Beautiful

  13. Patricia Says:

    Tess,
    Good rituals indeed Thank you for sharing.

  14. Jannie Funster Says:

    Maybe your old high schools send out correspondence to your old addresses?

    If anything, they probably have sites you can log onto. And there’ll you’ll go!

    Jannie Funsters last blog post..Hmnnn…?

  15. Patricia Says:

    Jannie,
    Good suggestion – I will follow through – no internet when I graduated!