How I Know That Spring Will Come

My feet, enjoying a well-deserved rest on my desk.

The town’s parking meter maid resumed her rounds this morning after a winter hiatus.  The birds are chirping, the snow is melting and the thermometer is supposed to hit 50 today.  But that isn’t how I know that spring will come.

I wore violet suede shoes with little flowers on them today. 

I am not a particularly “girlie” girl.   I’m a practical, matronly woman.

My winter boots, my constant companions until just a few days ago, are sensible.  They are crepe-soled, flat-heeled, ankle-high and they zip on both sides for easy on-and-off.  OK, they’re Totes.  Dear Sweet Lord, they are Totes!  I am not THAT old.  I was just seduced by the easy, winter practicality of them.

You served me well, noble steeds.


I was half asleep this morning, rooting around in my closet when I came up with the violet shoes.  I forgot I had them.  They were an impulse buy – not my usual sensible pumps.   

Next thing I knew,  my feet and I were striding confidently out the door, clad in violet suede with flower adornment.  It was pure instinct.  Like the swallows returning to Capistrano and the salmon swimming upstream to spawn.  I answered an ancient call, hard-wired in my DNA.

In spring, a (young) woman’s fancy turns to thoughts of pretty shoes.

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9 Responses to How I Know That Spring Will Come

  1. bigsheepcommunications says:

    Now I’m curious…what else is hiding in your closet?


  2. travelingmad says:

    Those are pretty shoes.
    Spring will come. I wore a melon colored dress today. This color is not commonly worn in the winter but I’m feeling springy!


  3. Libertarian says:

    Peg, you are SO not matronly!!!


  4. Those are great shoes. I have rain boots, but they are bright yellow and they have heels, so I like wearing them.


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