Life, Random

Into the Blue


The blue sky and my boy

The sky is the palest sort of blue this morning.  It’s the kind that I imagine fades seamlessly into the heavens.  I wonder at its infinite vastness and think of how it would be to fly away.  I’m sure the Wright brothers spent a lot of time looking into the blueness above.

Today I just want to be out under that great blue air.  One of the things that made me fall in love with this town was the sky.  I really hadn’t spent much time in a place that didn’t have overcast for about 75% of the time.  Coastal living is fine in the summer but the fall, spring and winter can get pretty dreary.  When we moved from the coast I left everything  behind.  I had a two-year old boy and my belongings.  My husband dropped me off and unloaded the U-haul then left for 2 weeks.  I had a phone but no washer, dryer or  hot water.  I had no friends or acquaintances. I had no money.  I had no car.

I remember riding my bike to the grocery store with my baby in the buggy- praying that I didn’t lose any food on my way up the hill.  I remember swinging with my baby in a deserted playground, nobody was out in the August heat.  I remember washing my comforter in the bath tub and hanging it outside on a rope in the car port.

It was a lonely time but I also remember calling my mom.  She was worried as any mother would be.  I told her “It’s ok mom, the sky is blue here.”  I love this sky.  It can be the hottest day of summer or the coldest day of winter and that sky gets me every time.  It’s beautiful!


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