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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Listen to Life

Join in with a little life story at Two Writing Teachers.

I went to the apple orchard this weekend. Got my donut, cider, watched my kids enjoy all the activities, took photos of the amazing pumpkin crop, it was wonderful. A sun shiny grass glistening kind of morning.

My children's favorite activity was the enormous slide. You have to walk a hill to get to the top, wait in a moderately long line and then WHEEEE!

My husband and I sat on one of several available benches that are near the bottom and listened as child after child came down.

Every little face was elated. Huge smiles and giggles were everywhere. It was pure and un-messed with joy that almost always ran from the bottom of the slide back up the hill and into the line for more!

We sat there and listened to life. It was magical.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, Betsy. I love the way you framed your weekend activity: listening to life. I have to remember to sit back and do that more often. It's so precious.

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  2. Mmmmm, those are much better sounds than I heard over my weekend.
    It is amazingly restful to stop and listen to the laughter despite whatever deadlines are looming. An important reminder.

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  3. What a fun time for all! Love this sentence, A sun shiny grass glistening kind of morning. Your description was perfect.

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  4. I can imagine, the sun & the sounds & the air, love "It was pure and un-messed with joy that almost always ran from the bottom of the slide back up the hill and into the line for more!" Thank you.

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  5. This slice was short, sweet, and magical. I wish you more moments like this, and if it is allowed, go down the slide yourself few times.

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