March 13, 2012

Why I took so few photos



He stands pressed against the window
naked except for a pair of red mittens
pointing to the crows
flapping his arms
and repeating over and over

duck
duck
.

I think several things simultaneously

he is perfect
I wonder when he will learn a word other than duck
people can probably see him from the park

then as I so often do
I think to get my camera
but don’t

and when he asks later
why there aren’t more photos of him
I will tell him how moments are like bubbles
you have to stay very still
or they will burst.

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Whether they burst or float away, these special moments are there to be savoured, just that one single time; until the memory of revives them to be enjoyed again.

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I’ve been following for the passed week or so, and I had to chime in that my first word was “duck.” :)

Lovely poem.

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Oh, what a dear little boy! My daugther used to want to run naked out into a summer rain shower in Mobile,AL! These are very special “bubble” moments, are they not? Love your guest post, Rachel! So pleased to find you here!

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Oh yes, I’ve captured many bubbles along the way while others slowly floated and faded away.

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