I take it for granted, lucidity. Lately has been blurry. Quite literally, anesthesia and pain killers for wisdom teeth being ripped out of your head tend to do that. I’ve been in bed too long, my mind turning to mush.
But, I must say, the sunshine lately has been a great help. I find myself getting antsy to shed these layers, to rush forward to spring. But then I remember that the sun stays out until 6:03, which is three minutes longer than it stayed three days ago. I remind myself that I went outside today, all the way, without a jacket. I think of the quiet moments I take for myself at the end of the day to admire the sun through the kitchen window. I remember these things, and I think to myself, I’ll take it.