It's already May. Time passes so quickly these days, one day bleeds in to the next and I look at the calendar and think to myself, "Wasn't it just February?" I look at my hands and see they are becoming chapped from the sun, and the wind. My chest hurts where the sun has kissed it, bright red and screaming, refusing to heal in to a tawny brown for the rest of the warm season. Freckles bloom on my cheeks and sweep down my neck to touch my collar bones, my nails break and capture dirt from my garden. Children shriek, barreling at breakneck speed down the road on bicycles with training wheels like strange creatures from mythological stories, ready for battle. One falls, another laughs, there may be crying. Lawnmowers hum to life at seven in the morning, disturbing beauty sleep from long, languid nights stretched out on top of cool sheets, a school bus passes before I've had my first cup of coffee. I wonder how I survived the mornings as a child.
I long for more time in my days, creating false energy with caffeine, my heart thumping in time to loud music, machine gun fire pulse. Sometimes there is breakfast, sometimes lunch. Most times there is just go, go, go, my feet wearing a path between the school and here, depositing and collecting children. Avoiding inane small talk. Trying not to make eye contact with other parents. Cooking, cleaning, laundry. The car is going to break down any day. Worry, stress, bill payments. Did I weed the garden? No. Not yet. It is possible I will not get to it this year, what with the children growing older and demanding more time from me. Allowances, apologies, tantrums. So-and-so is my new best friend. I hate this-and-that. Headache. A constant thrum of noise, creating dull aches, pushing and vying for a spot behind my eyes. Bright flash of light, sore shoulders. Late night phone calls from people who suffer from insomnia and lonely. Can I help you? No, it's okay, I just wanted to talk. You're not busy, you never are. I silently count to ten and tune out, away, another fifteen minutes and I can lay back down. Close my eyes. Sleep.
April's daily deviation round-up's were LATE! I am so, so sorry about that! I thought, honestly, that I had done them. I don't know why it wasn't registering that March wasn't April, and that I should get on that. It's all fixed now, though. Both features, horror/macabre and Cosplay are all showcased and sparkly. Feel free to browse through them if you missed any that month!
Summer is here, and with it are bugs, sunburn, and WIND. Where I live, the last four days have been ridiculous! I'm Canadian, so I do KPH and I'm too lazy to convert it, but it's been blasting around at about 70-90 KPH, which is faster than I can drive on a back road. The speed limit on those is 80. This wind is breaking the LAW!
I'll be doing a Cosplay featurette soon, so keep your eyes peeled, and there will also be a few sets of Horror/Macabre features as well. I'm compiling them before submitting them so I have no excuse to not do it.
I hope everybody is having a fantastic summer so far! I know it's not technically summer yet, but with the heat it sure feels like it. At least here.
What are everyones plans for it!? Mine are NOTHING. If my little story is any indication, though, I'm a terrible liar and I will be incredibly busy for the entire thing.