From my classroom window, I can see the American flag rising and falling on a light breeze. Clouds part, and the newfound sunlight streams in through open windows. The frozen ground finally gives way, and sprouts push their way to the surface. The weather is perfect. I can smell spring in the air. There is an overwhelming desire to leave, abandon common sense and run outside never to return, but we can’t, leaving us to dream of summer days.
Annie, 12, USA