One story involves a request three year old me had of the move from the state in which I was born to the state in which I grew up. I demanded a yellow bedroom. Admittedly, my parents could have painted my new room to appease me but our new house came with a yellow bedroom already. Fortuitous. Eventually that room became my brothers' as it was the biggest and made the most sense for sharing.
Yellow makes me happy.
I had hoped to find a bright, lemon yellow dress for my 8th grade dance but had no luck. Maybe it wasn't a color designers were using, maybe a dress that color just wasn't in the stores we were checking, who knows? Instead I wound up with a sleeveless dress in cobalt.
Blue is, and has been for nearly two decades, my favorite color.
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I've previously shared my affinity for Spring and the memories the season brings. Bold, bright forsythia blooms in our backyard. It may not be here next year or may just be cut back. We have new rear neighbors who have sons about the same age as ours and we'll need a better path between backyards.
I am always discovering new ways in which I grow more and more like my mother. I think I might be described as a roundabout storyteller too.