Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Down By the Beach!
And having a kid at the beach -- not a toddler but a full on running, skipping, jumping, sandcastle-making, seashell-hunting, wave-jumping partner in shoreline enjoyment -- it's just the best thing ever. I can't believe how cool it is to experience everything with Lisel these days. I keep being blown away by how idyllic this whole trip is; how pure her enjoyment of these moments can be. Watching her skip across the sand blows my whole cynical adult malaise to shreds. And I realize how lucky I am to experience the world this way; to be aware of the wonder. Because when you're a kid, the wonder just is. But starting in your teen years you start to replace the wonder with boredom and irony and anger and whatever helps you deal with the crushing complexity of the world.
But with Lisel I get to be where ever we are, now.
It's just the best.