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>Tuesdays Unwrapped: Running

September 14, 2010


“Just one second, Mommy.”

Leaving preschool, he holds up a chubby finger, his gaze serious from beneath fuzzy eyebrows, blue eyes glowing and intense in the late afternoon shade.

And then he takes off running, from one end of the grassy field to another. Over the swell in the grass and down again.


Just because. As he ran, he shouted “wheeee!” and the wind whipped his hair, and his eyes were abright, and joy exuded from every pore.

He ran for the sake of running, for the sake of moving, being, doing. For the sake of the wind, of the sun, of the freedom of flight.

It cost me nothing but a few moments in time. I had no camera to record the moment, but it triggered a memory of another autumn day, another three year old boy, who, too, ran for the sake of pure joy.

That time, we had a camera.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 14, 2010 5:27 am

    >What a sweet, sweet picture! And a moment you'll have a to remember for a lifetime.

  2. September 14, 2010 10:20 am

    >Oh the fun of being three!!!

  3. September 14, 2010 3:26 pm

    >That picture is precious! You are the master of taking a few words and one simple photo and making a palpable, sensory experience for your reader.

  4. September 14, 2010 6:31 pm

    >Love this! What a great picture (captured with your words as well as your camera) of the sweet, unknowing abandon that kids embrace. Makes me wish I did it more. Thanks.

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