Thursday, February 10, 2011
Its been a long week. Its always been a long week, but this weeks longness has stretched out longer than the longest. Okay well maybe not as long as last week, when we were trapped inside our cave because of the ice, but- I'm tired, so right now in this moment, I'm feeling it.
I've been daydreaming lately, of spring time. Of puddle stomping after thunderstorms. Of breathing air so thick, my lungs will need a shower cap. The kind of weather where- when the clouds move in, we can step out from underneath the porch, but as soon as the sun peeks out, we have to run for cover before our skin sizzles.
Rain boots. Garage sales. Going for walks and driving with the windows down!
So I'm pulling out some pictures from one of our most memorable rainstorms. I don't remember the storm itself, just- the beauty that the storm left behind.
Double rainbows off in the distance. A happy girl, splashing her way through the gutter.
She ran, and she ran, and she ran.
She stopped at the end of the street, to touch the magic in the water, alongside her best friend.
And she ran, and she ran, and she ran.
And since he was still just a baby then, this was Charlies first puddle stomp. A barely there splash, more like it.
His chubby feet, soaking in the warm water and sunshine, casting a shadow over the ripples. God I loved this day.
The sun started to set, our street said goodnight to its storm.
Silhouettes were made, and memories lived.
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