Thursday, February 9, 2012

Long Jump

My son is away at college. I don't see or talk to him nearly as often as my heart wishes. But I do stalk his Facebook page from time to time (okay, often). Here is what I found on my last tour. Yes. More flight. It would appear that the theme this month is flying—my children's flight and my own diminished ability to fly, but the part that involves me is a post for another day. Suffice it to say that what I am dealing with mechanically at the moment makes me all the more awed by the seemingly limitless way my children's bodies are able to move, to leap and jump and run and soar. I don't take it for granted. I want them to see themselves as I see them, their power and possibility, and I hope they live in such a way as to preserve the dazzling grace and motion that is theirs today.






8 comments:

  1. I know what you mean! I wish I'd lived so as to preserve my abilty to fly. Even if it was low to the ground flying. Right now trying to figure out how to get in some real walking without ruining my feet completely.

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    1. Me too, Kristin! Right now walking with purpose and no pain is all i ask. xo

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  2. That completely amazes me. He makes it look so easy!

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    1. ellen, actually long jump is his weakest event, he says. he's pretty strong in the other heptathlon areas, but long jump always seems to bring down his overall score. But he looks pretty good here to me! xo

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  3. your son must be quite an athlete! i love the second shot - what a graceful pose for movement that must have been lightning fast!

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  4. Love these shots, I feel like I'm there. Well done to your boy! I'm a new bloger/writer and just added myself to your folowers to support you, maybe you'd like to come follow me? Thanks!

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  5. I'm glad you didn't clip their wings.
    m.

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