For the month of March , I will be participating in the Slice of Life Challenge (#sol19) sponsored by Two Writing Teachers. I will be slicing each day for 31 days inspired by my work as a literacy specialist and coach, my life, and my fellow bloggers.
Routine #1 #sol19
March 12, 2019
Morning Routine #1
“Come on, Lily. Outside,” I call to no answer. Walking down the hall I call again, “Outside!” Still nothing. I peak over the top of the couch and a pair of dark brown look up at me. “Let’s go, right now, outside.”
Reluctant feet hit the floor with two thuds.
I am waiting at the door.
Out we trudge.
Already thinking and stewing about the day ahead, I walk to the edge of the sidewalk and turn the corner. I hear the sound of feet breaking through the crusty snow.
Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.
My gaze looks beyond the yard to the sun breaking through on the horizon.
For a moment, I think about its beauty. Where else is there that shade of red mixed with the soft blue of the receding night. For a moment, I am transfixed.
Then the day begins to encroach.
First the gentle trill of birds. Are there birds returning?
Then I begin to hear traffic. Cars moving along a nearby road and
I am shaken back into the swirl of daily cares.
“Come on, Lily. I have to get to work.”
Gentle steps crunch through the snow and back onto the walk. I have already turned but I hear the soft jingle of her jewelry as she follows behind.
This is our routine.