Monday, May 30, 2011

A child's experience of transcendence

It was actually more like a parent's experience of transcendence and a child's experience of either trust or foolhardiness--I'm not sure which. She always wanted to go deeper:
"Wave, come here! My feet are dirty. Wash me!
. . . Don't pick me up Daddy!" 
She loved the surging waves, the pull of the undertow against her legs. Terrified, I was never more than inches away.

...We'll save the water safety lesson for our next trip to the beach.

1 comment:

Isaac Gross said...

Shoshanna's little quote reminds me of a Dave Matthews line,

"Funny when you're small
The moon follows the car
There's no one but you see
Hey, the moon is chasing me."

Have a good break!