I sit on the front porch in my favorite wicker chair and listen to the sounds of the neighborhood. A bird chirping, two friends strolling down the sidewalk and a dog barking in the distance. There's a gentle breeze and the sunlight warms my skin and my soul rejoices knowing that spring is within reach. It has been days since we have seen this beautiful sun, or maybe weeks? Too long indeed. I pick up a book and enjoy the rare glimpse of a spring afternoon before it disappears in the wintry whisper of the wind.