jon recently turned brenden and raisa into his marionette zombies, pretending he had friends for the afternoon:
then... signs of life appeared outside after an unbelievably long winter:
tulips that susan planted six inches underground last fall serendipitously one day before the first november snow.
iris plants reaching for the first april sun and sending their prayers to heaven for the end of the six-month glacial weather.
if only susan could have hibernated along with nature all winter. if only. (only 2 more months of feeling like a balloon animal, twisted, stretched, pulled, poked at, thrown up and down, withering over time, used up, and tossed in the trash. hooray!).