3.02.2014

Wondered Up



I pull back the curtains this morning.  Grey.  Snow.  Oh lord.  I slip back into bed and pull toasty covers right back up.  And pick up Rich before making coffee. And fill myself up with the only promise getting me through right now:  language.

A wall I have hit.  Still, I'm not going to type out a rant even though I have been battling with one internally for days now.  It's working itself out.  Always does.  But cold and snow does not help this woman who positively wants warm long days now.  Now.

I went through some old photo files recently and came across this set of film taken in Boston and Maine.  I looked at them for a good long while, reminiscing, feeling gratitude for family and travel and beautiful places.  And film.  As I type this a song titled La Mer plays.  Pause and smile.

The little ones lately.  They walk up to me casually and fire off questions that simply insist I get on my tip toes and do a little twirl.  What is DNA?  What are cosmetics?  What is sly?  What's a cynic?  Theo was telling me about an experiment they did in class with white eggs and brown eggs.  The kids paired off and were given one white egg and one brown egg to peel.  The experiment was to see which color egg was easier to peel.  (Brown.)  I asked him what prompted the experiment and he said one day they were just wondering all these things about eggs and then they just wondered up an idea.  Wondered up.  

I ask them if they know what salubrious means.  They look at me with googly eyes.  

Have I ever told you how they are the breath of fresh air in my soul?  The best thing that's ever happened to me.

5 comments :

  1. I love 'wondered up!' So sweet! And I had no idea brown eggs peel easier. Good to know. ;-)

    I consider myself a winter-y person, but this time of the year, I'm feeling tired of it, too. I'm thinking maybe some blooming pansies on my porch might help my spirits a bit....

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  2. "Wondered up" is AWESOME!! Those brown eggs probably weren't as fresh as the white, the fresh eggs are impossible when they're hard boiled!! I started scrolling and by the second photo got all excited: FILM!! :)

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    1. Good to know about the eggs. I'll have to tell Theo so he can pass it on to his class. :)

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  3. I love the wondered up, and I love a teacher who followed up on the wondering! Your children are in good hands with that kind of teacher. Your photos are so precious - when the mind forgets, the photo doesn't. Let me share my sunshine morning with you - still cold, but bright blue sky and SUNSHINE!

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    1. Thanks for the visual dose of sunlight. :)

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