It is almost the end of the work week. I am up for my workout as usual. I hear the birds chirp through the window. A bright Friday or so I hope. Imagine my surprise to see a layer of snow and ice filling the landscape through the same window. How could it be? Those birds? Of course, spring is in the air. That hardly means it can’t snow! I want a clear even if a cold day. I get snow and when I expect a snow day, well you know what happens! I sigh! I am up. I am ready. I am in fact wide awake and with no other option in sight, I decide to head out to the gym anyways. I know the dim lighting and the hard workout will lift my spirits right back up. As I step into the room, I see that the lights are on which is unusual, making the room bright and I realize I can see pretty much every face if not directly, in the mirror - I want a dim lighting in the class and I get bright light . It is a strength and climbing workout day. But we have been doing speed since the start of the class and my instructor goes, “yeah! I Know you are expecting to climb but running it is today!” - Wah! I need to climb but all I get is running! I come home. I am ready for school. School has been talking of pajama day for this last day of the week. I am not that kind of a fun teacher – you know while I love wearing a saree or an Indian outfit to school, I am not sure if pajamas are something I would show up in! When I had mentioned that I should at least get a new pair for the day if I am going to try and be in pjs, my daughter admonished with a “Mom, no one cares! Really”. So, I force myself to feel excited as I dress up or is that a dress down? So off I go to school in pjs only to see that most everyone else has worn either jeans or sweatpants with pjs here and there. Not even my entire class is in their pajamas. I want pjs and all I get are sweatpants and jeans! As we drive back from a formal dinner on the same day, I can’t help but think, instead of relaxing the evening in the house in my pjs and fireplace, here I am in this attire! Wanting to be in pjs but…… I watch the moon along the drive. The beautiful crescent moon, the twinkling stars and my heart suddenly longs to see that full moon in that clear sky, NOW! It must be the effect of the opposites’ day is what I conclude – Wanting this, getting that Another day, another work out and as I get out of the gym, I can see that dawn is trying to break. It is just 6.30! Hurray! I smile, spring indeed is here. I pull into the house and hear the birds chirping and realize that I may want this and get that, but the world around me not knowing wants is doing what it knows best – following a schedule, of days, nights, and seasons. All I must do is learn to just be and enjoy what comes my way; even if I want this and get only that!