It just rained really hard
And I opened the balcony doors and let the fresh air come in and the fresh rain smell. I’ve been doggedly avoiding the cold, hard winter wet for the last six months. Today, for the first time, I sat on the balcony and listened the thrumming of the rain and stared at the Japanese maple tree that sits in our back courtyard. It’s at its freshest, most greenest. A green so vibrant the yellow hue shines through and as the rain slowed, a smell as spring as that green came up and I felt, at last, that the seasons have turned a corner.
CRASH BANG BOOM
- Luisa: waaaaaaaaaaaiiiiillllll
- Sabine: Goes into kids room where children are supposed to be sleeping.
- Sabine: What happened?
- Luisa: Ich bin hingefallen! Ich hab mein Füss aua gemacht!
- Luisa translation: I fell down. I hurt my foot.
- Sabine: What did you do?
- Luisa: Ich wollte Hey Pippi Langstrumpf haare!
- Luisa translation: I wanted hey pippi longstockings hair (aka pigtails) (shows me her two hair elastics that she got out of the little jewelry box we use for her mass of hair ties and clips and berrettes).
- Sabine: Oh. We'll save those for tomorrow. For when the Easter bunny comes.
- Luisa: (still tearfully). Ja. Ich freue mich.
- Luisa translation: (still tearfully) I'm so excited.