HeatPosted: June 28, 2013 Filed under: kids | Tags: Motherhood, Parenting, summer 5 Comments
It is hot.
Sweat-snaking-down-your-body-like-the-Amazon-through-the-sweltering-South-American-jungle kind of hot.
I sit in our backyard and the dark flagstone patio sends up a shimmery curtain of heat. The girls are running through the sprinklers in their swimsuits, their small bodies whirling in the water, just so. LP is blowing spit bubbles and smiles when his sisters comes close. It’s pretty damn good.
When the weather gets hot, I think of what grows. Peaches, berries, corn. Sunflowers. The days get light, the earth produces its abundance, Mother Earth’s metabolism kicks up. At the same time, I think of preservation—canning all that life, heat, abundance for some future moment.
I look at my three children in the shimmer and sparkle of today, and I want to preserve this as well. All three breathtaking bodies, laughing, yelling, moving in the heat. In a decade, or two, when I open this preserved moment, I hope it is all still here, burning bright.
Happy Friday. Go make a memory. xox
Sounds like you made a wonderful memory today. It was 105F here. We did not make any memories outside. :) I need to get some sprinklers!
Ha. I know it was sort of a waste of water but I could not find the kiddie pool for the life of me. It worked out just fine. :)
I can’t log into word press at my parents on the iPad to comment- it my own ineptness I’m sure… So I just wanted to say that I love your posts! You are so eloquent with your words, so real and honest. This particular one made me smile and then cry…thanks for the reminder to smile at the lovely little ones we have around us now in the best season! Thank you…. I feel so blessed our paths crossed…
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Just like Jessie, I feel so blessed that our paths crossed. Thank you for writing and sharing with the rest of us. Your words remind me, inspire me to enjoy, give thanks and just love.
Thank you, Claudia! I meant to comment earlier, but we’ve been on vacation. Reading this really brightened my day. xo