Tuesday, 25 August 2015

If you want to learn

 "If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph." -Unknown

Monday, 24 August 2015

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Getting down

I was given a gift this week. I was given a couple of days in a beautiful place without kids.  For the first few hours I did not know what to do with myself, so I had a nap.  All great days should start with a well rested head.  My goal was to do less. Less food prep, less dishes, less socializing and less internet.  It turns out being awake less is also an admirable goal.  It made the time I was awake so glorious I could barely contain myself. Now I know how the dew can settle like a tiny blanket fort over the shafts of wet grass in a way I did not know before.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Still room for tents

Just when I start to worry that my son is outgrowing fort building, I come home to a tent pitched in the living room.

 He emerged from the gauzy folds and informed me that he was the only one who could enter
 because he alone had an entrance bracelet (a la theme park), which he had re-purposed from the ring around a mayonnaise jar.
With relief, and wonder, I peeked inside. I relished being forbidden entrance.
Right now, the places where he doesn't want me to enter are right in front of me, in the middle of everything.  Someday soon, the secret places he will retreat to will not be so visible.

...but I flow.

"I am rooted, but I flow."-Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Monday, 17 August 2015

The daylights

Swam and ate and visited the daylights out of the past few days....every week should start with clothes that smell like campfire and a head full of falling stars.