Friday, May 22, 2009
The Psychology of Laundry
Hanging laundry outside on a sunny day,
It evokes many pleasant thoughts,
Not the least of which is yet another sign of spring.
(Are you beginning to realize how much the arrival of spring means here?)
There's barely a whisper of a breeze today,
Just enough to keep the jeans from complaining of the heat of the sun,
Enough to allow the T-shirts to perform their slow dance,
And the socks to scan for their mates.
How would it feel to be a piece of laundry?
To feel damp, cold, and claustrophobic,
Then to be brought into a warm sunny place,
It must feel like a renewal
Of life and energy
Then to be brought inside at the end of the day,
To have the scent of outside gently folded into place
Ready to start another day.