Spring Morning

2 Jun

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Windy but sunny, we ventured out, to tire out Rosalyn, and hang out the day before I leave for Nashvegas.

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Rosalyn isn’t quite sure about all this just yet.

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Vivian goes up the big slide, spurred on by the fact that her sister, her little sister, didn’t bat an eye-showed no fear, and conquered it. Sadly, this doesn’t help Vivian overcome her inherent fear of danger or heights or just plain trying something new. It’s funny-one daughter cannot help but taste everything life brings, the other seems almost afraid of it. It’s like I’ve birthed the two sides of my nature in separate people.

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Rosalyn is never scared-she runs for the next challenge. It’s incredible to watch, to try and remember a time when nothing did scare me. I’m always trying to reclaim it. When do we lose it?

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Rosalyn hurdles down the slide, smiling at the end, even when she manages a face plant. She climbs up again, slips, falls down a few steps. She cries, then sucks it up, and tries again.

Is it strange to feel inspired by a 2 year old?

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Later, we’ll wander down the trail next to the stream behind my house, the one that seems to crawl out of some English fairy tale. I keep expecting to see someone on a lazy boat float by.

The trees are glowing green, the flowers fragrant and blossomed, the air clean, crisp with spring winds. I stare around me, and at my children, wondering where all the beauty was hiding.

13 Responses to “Spring Morning”

  1. Mogo June 2, 2007 at 10:18 am #

    so you actually let them on the big blue one huh? I’ve been afraid that Ros would fly off the side of that one… guess not 🙂

    we really need to do something about Vivian’s pending mullet…

  2. Mogo June 2, 2007 at 10:38 am #

    oh – not hats? no sunglasses? bad, bad mommy 😉

  3. jkdufair June 2, 2007 at 10:39 am #

    What a treat to be part of your day like this, Thor. Thanks for posting.

  4. thordora June 2, 2007 at 10:52 am #

    Dude, it was like 9am-they didn’t want their sunglasses, and it was too windy for hats. Thanks for playing though. They need their Vitamin D from somewhere…

    Me taking them to the park IS a treat Jase. I hate the park.

  5. Mogo June 2, 2007 at 11:46 am #

    oh lighten up, I was joking… hence the 😉

  6. Nat June 2, 2007 at 11:55 am #

    LOVE the one of Ros going down the slide!!!!!!!!

  7. peppylady June 2, 2007 at 12:38 pm #

    To be a kid again and not care in the world.

  8. Netter June 2, 2007 at 2:18 pm #

    I love the park when there’s a kid there B knows. It’s not so much fun when I’m the playmate.

  9. Marcy June 2, 2007 at 3:30 pm #

    mmmmmmmm…

  10. bromac June 3, 2007 at 7:46 am #

    What fun pictures! They look like they’re having so much fun.

    The stream is magical!

  11. Stu Mark June 4, 2007 at 1:29 pm #

    I am one hundred and sixteen percent jealous of your trees! Beautiful, luxurious trees.

  12. karriew June 4, 2007 at 2:28 pm #

    That slide looks like fun. Have a good time in Nashvegas! 🙂

  13. thordora June 4, 2007 at 10:46 pm #

    I love the trees in our backyard. In winter, it looks like hell, but this time of year-it’s awesome.

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