Monday, May 24, 2010
Its been awhile since I entered a photo challenge, but while browsing through my Flickr account this morning, this picture caught my heart by floating balloon string and gave it a little tug.
Miss Eleanore, happy as can be, going round and round a flat train track. Her very first ride.
Moments before, we had ridden the merry go round, the kids and I. So I guess that was technically her first ride, but- this was her first ride all by herself. The other kids on the train sat in their carts, with looks of complete misery painted across their faces, while our Eleanore could be heard on the other side of the carnival, squealing with delight as loudly as her lungs would allow. She held onto the bar, as if letting go would shut it all down, and she laughed so hard I wasn't sure if she'd be able to catch her breath. "Look at me!", she shouted, every time she passed by. And I was- I couldn't take my eyes off of her. Her joy was beautiful. Overwhelming. Perfect.