This Easter my husband and I entered into the land of cheese curds and Spotted Cow beer. Yes, we’re in Wisconsin. Sometimes, you’re so used to city life that you forget there’s more to your surroundings than rush hour, emergency sirens, and buildings. Stepping out of our car last night the first sound to hit my ears were birds whistling in the trees. The orange sunset closed the trees in shadow and blended them into the branches. I couldn’t see them but their calls echoed around me like I was in a bird cave.
After winter in the North, feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin feels like finding a gift in the closet. My belly was filled with a fish fry dinner from the night before and I took a walk outside without a coat on. Then, I stopped to check on my mom’s garden. For those of you who follow me on other creative channels, you saw the results of my mother’s project. She didn’t want a normal garden. One trip to the local hardware store for a few spray paint cans and we had her wish fulfilled. She had her emoji rock garden. That’s right, she wanted a garden filled with rock emojis. My husband and I spent the weekend spray painting rocks bright yellow and giving them pink blushies.
Once we finished with a bright orange recycled piece of fence, the look was complete. The Emojis made us all giggle. We still smile when we look at them. Thank for a more than ordinary mom. Walking inside her home, you enter into whatever season or holiday is next. Right now, the walls are decorated with Easter villages and decorations. Mom and dad go all out. These are the kinds of things that make my childhood interesting.
For those reading this over the weekend, remember to create your own unusual memories. If you don’t have anyone who’s physical around you, then don’t let this stop you. Create a memory of your own. Find your own Emoji garden.
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