ONE OF THE GOOD THINGS about an overcast morning is that should you decide to take the dog to the beach, you’ll have the place to yourselves for the most part.
Though we’re in a pandemic and many of us miss hanging out with friends and family the way we used to, solitude is good for us when we need to get away from all the noise of everyday life: news on COVID-19, more news on COVID-19, and the never-ending hail of information we don’t need but get anyway through social media on any given day.
I am reminded of being little and knowing that when Women’s Day came around, my sister and I would get beautiful bouquets of delicate snowdrops and violets from our yard for Mom.
We would make cute cards for her with spring blooms and tiny birds and she was always so pleasantly surprised and flustered. There was nothing political and controversial about it: just kids honouring their moms in the best way we knew – with hugs, little kid drawings and those first spring flowers.
I’d also take a hand drawn card to my teacher and we would call grandmas and aunties too.