I AM SUFFOCATING!! Under the thick woolen mantle of winter…gray, low-hanging sky. Color palette of choking browns, whites & grays. Too many blankets on the bed. Too many layers on skin – lotion, chapstick, sweaters, parkas, mittens. Overly familiar, claustrophobic walls, layers of dust, pet hair, crumbs. The same tunes, words, phrases, gestures piling up and competing for the dwindling oxygen in the air. I beg of thee spring, come swiftly,and lightly, with color and warm dancing breezes!