Sunday, January 25, 2015

pause

There's more to this story.  There is the child behind me having a bit of a meltdown from exhaustion and worry about the fading light.  And ahead of me there is another child who has skied ahead to retrieve a dropped water bottle and who is about to take a wrong turn and head off for a few yards in the wrong direction, then turn and come speedily back to me, a bit scared and frantic looking.  And there's the rest of the family who have already headed back toward the car.  So it was not a perfect moment.  

But it was a moment.  In the woods.  When the light changed for just a few brief seconds.  And we all noticed it, quieted, and paused.


That's what we went there for.  And what I am going to remember.

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