Moonlight Beach in Crooked Hats

"Yet in our human relations we are outraged when the supreme moments, the moments of flowering, must be waited for...and then cannot last. "--May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude Every moment with a child is a first that will never be experienced again. How sad!, that we must pay attention to each twinkling, without distraction, to his each and every whim in order to savor the juice of a fruit that ripens to perfectness every day and then from the beginning the very next day again: however subtly changed. How, I ask, can one have time for meaningless undertakings when this is the highest priority, that which takes precedence over all else? To miss these ripe moments are a sin against the self, as how dare we eschew our holiest creation?


Anonymous Julie said...

As the mother of an only child, I know this is so very true. My daughter is almost 13 years old and I feel the same way. (Everytime I hear Carrie Newcomer's "Amelia Almost 13," I go through a box of tissues.) The time does fly and they do grow up so fast. Savor every minute of every (st)age ... but be assured that every (st)age is precious and amazing.

7/27/2006 04:31:00 AM  
Blogger tariansdream said...

OH... as the mother of two... very different children this couldn't these couldn't be truer statements. They change in blinks. Movements, language.... the texture of their hair or the inflection in their voices. The smiles, the scowls. The why's and why nots. It's the long car ride when she's ask for the 88th time "Are we there yet? how much longer" ... and then... the next ride, when she doesn't ask... She answers him asking "No, we're there when the car stops". Its all a smile and a tear.

7/27/2006 07:20:00 AM  
Blogger Goddess of Leonie said...


thank you for sharing my friend.

7/27/2006 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous gangie said...

what a beautiful melody you have plucked on our heartstrings today.....thank you. it is sad, it is bittersweet, but it is a gift without end.

7/27/2006 08:13:00 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

yes, yes! they are as much our teachers as we are theirs.

i am grateful to my wee babe for all that he as taught me.

love deep!

7/28/2006 03:34:00 AM  
Blogger The Whole Self said...

i love this picture of your and your man- you are an absolutely glowing mama.

7/28/2006 07:43:00 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

agreed, sister.


do i get to SEE you soon???

;))) so 'cited.


7/31/2006 08:15:00 PM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

what poignant thoughts my dear. and what beautiful beach babies in this picture.

8/01/2006 12:14:00 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

you're such a hottie mama!

talk to you soon,

8/01/2006 10:10:00 AM  

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