A Very Specific Thing That I Had Forgotten About.
I walked out this morning just before Addison ran across the frosty lawn to the bus as he does at 7:18 on the mornings that I refuse to drive him to school (you don't want your kids to feel TOO special, you know). And I was immediately overwhelmed by the angle of the morning light, the crisp chill in the air and the magic sparkle of frost dancing across the lawn, the shriveled red leaves of the Japanese Maple spread like an organic and ornate lace over the green grass.
I forgot that the world did this!
I forgot how much I loved this thing that the world does!
And even as I tried capture it with my shitty cell phone and then transfer it into my laptop and doctor it back to its original beauty with iphoto and upload it to share it with the world -- so that we could together remember that the world does this particular beautiful thing to us every once in a while? I knew that all this labor of love and representation and archival curation could never match the sharp intake of breath and the surprise to return to a moment so simple and beautiful.