Sunday, January 29, 2012

Today we lost ourselves, for a few minutes, down by the rocks and crashing waves. We forgot where we were, forgot all obligations, rules, responsibilities- we existed only in the moment.

Picking up rocks, throwing them into the water, seeing and hearing them splash down and then disappearing. Observing something disappear is a lot calmer than I remember it being.

The wind was blowing harshly against our skin, but something like that fades into the background when there are bigger tasks at hand. Cheeks and lips quickly chap, fingers numbingly freeze, and teeth chatter with every gust of wind and scoop of moving earth.

But I could have stood out there and watched the kids all day long.

What a way to spend our last day in Abilene.

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