March 6, 2005

Dear Mr. Bush,

The long thaw of March finally began today in earnest. It was warm and sunny and you could go outside without a coat or hat. We took the dog out to a park to let her run and watched her muscles lose their winter tightness until they were lithe and quick. And as we watched our dog tear across the grass, small chunks of dirt kicking up in her wake, we thought about how, after a few more weekends like this one, we too will have shaken off the inertia of a long winter and will be able to run in the bright glare and transformative warmth of spring.




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