Today I went to the park where I played as a child. When I was young there were monkeys and deer in the park as well as a playground and a planetarium. As I drove down the street, the corner where I lived was covered with a commercial building. The street where the candy store was located was completely razed and filled with empty lots. All the old sidewalk and houses where I played were gone. The park looks underfed - no monkeys, no deer, few flowers - but the planetarium is still there. So are the old trees that had to be there when I I played under their shade.
It was a solemn sight. School buses were lined up on the lot, waiting for children to pour out of the school two blocks away. Random patches of daffodils and yellow flowering bushes provided splashes of color. I wish the park could be returned to its fun glory. The planetarium was closed so I couldn't peek in.
After the park, I ran errands - when I got home, the entire house was clean!! Oh the sweet joy of a wonderful room mate. Makes me wonder why I resisted and wanted my own space for so long. I stopped and got lemons and blackberries. I didn't realize until I was home that yellow was the theme for today. But....today I'm loving yellow and sunshine.