Sitting on my porch with warm sunshine warming my bare toes, I begin to believe in springtime. The belief is reinforced by the smell of wet earth and the green leaves of spring flowers which poke from between the dead grasses in my flower bed. I close my eyes and tip my head so that I can feel the sun radiating through my hair. I’m on the porch because I am waiting for the last few pieces I need for SEOS layout. Four little pieces and then the whole project is ready for a test print. Test printing is the last stage, the final look for mistakes before I send it all to the printer and say “print it”. Completion feels so much better than the muddle in the middle.
I have plenty more work to do, of course. Clearing out this project merely makes way for a dozen more. Yet completing one thing helps me believe I can complete other things. It is rain after a drought during which all my projects languished in various stages of waiting and incompletion. Like the water I sprayed on my flower bed, it will help new things grow stronger and more beautiful. On Monday I will survey what comes next. For today I can let things feel completed and sunny.