Lately, as I’ve been on video call after video call, I’ve wished I could turn the camera around and show the people I’m speaking with what’s outside my window.
Spring is really underway here in western North Carolina. The forsythia is fully in bloom, a massive yellow burst in a corner of the fence. Above it, the white blossoms of a cherry tree wave from a neighbor’s yard, and daffodils and tulips are starting to peek out underneath.
In my Zoom square, every day is the same. Same bookcase, same books, same photos, same knickknacks. But outside, the world keeps moving.