Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Beauty

I went out for a run today on this gorgeous spring day with my 11 year old.

She is beautiful, she really is. In a Sandra Bullock, girl next door, athletic pony tail and no makeup kind of way. It's a good thing she doesn't know how beautiful she is yet.

Anyway, I was trailing her, badly. Sucking air. She's prancing along effortlessly, long legs and the start of shapely hips 100 yards in front of me. It's so strange, and lovely, to see her this way.

We passed a couple with an infant in a stroller.

I choked back tears. (No, not unusual for me, I know.) But to think that just 10 years ago she was the one in the stroller. It was such a profound juxtaposition. Where has the time gone?

There is beauty all around me, in my life.

5 comments:

rlbates said...

Soak it all in, Dr Smak. Hang on to these memories.

SOCKS said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the run!!!

Nice post - happy post - made me smile and cry post.

Sybil said...

Savor every special precious moment..
love Syil xx

AngelMc said...

Thinking of you, and wishing you the best, precious memories are something that we can carry with us in all the bright times and dark times.

qwerty said...

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"I choked back tears. (No, not unusual for me, I know.)"

Your 'tear-o-meter' probably has been on a hair-trigger for quite some time.

Nice to see it 'trip' for a 'fun' moment.


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