Thursday, October 30, 2008

wild and precious life.

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digthischick (aka margot's mama) says it ever so eloquently in a poem by mary oliver.
the last of which is...

"I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?"

and i told her via commenting..."tonight?? i plan to jump and hide and play in the gigantic pile of leaves that our oak trees dumped on us over the weekend."

here is the proof that i did it.

introducing coconut to the wonder of a pile of leaves...albeit slowly. she was a little fearful after belly disappered into the depths of a large pile.

belly and i giggling uncontrollably.

this face... the face i so often try to capture on film...but never can. and i did. the background was way i played a little and had (maybe?) too much fun with the editing...but couldn't help myself. i had to emphasize that smile. it's a real one. developed after proudly covering daddy in leaves and walking away.

two girly-girls facing the camera. at. the. same. time. (i'm sure you are just about marveling at my photograpic abilities at this very second.)

awful 'blurry as can be' photograph. but evidence of pure joy.

covering daddy up with leaves. i love (and hate) that our oak trees drop so many leaves on us that you can completely cover up a six foot two daddy. and we had several of those piles. and the trees aren't done with us yet. or rather...we aren't done with them.
in this wild and precious life??...i'm just enjoying what it throws at me.


Connie said...

How fun!!

I hated/loved/miss the huge trees at our old house in Denver.

I also miss that cranky old neighbor who offered to have me hire her husband to rake them so they wouldn't blow into her yard across the street.

Christy said...

It looks like you had a fabulous evening. We have two dogs, so I would never let the kids play in our leaves (because they would end up covered in dog shit). After looking at all your pictures, I am a little jealous.

Casey said...

Those pictures are great. I'm jealous of your changing seasons... our Oak tree leaves are tiny and icky and don't fall until January. Now we have acorns. Glad you had a great time with the family AND were able to catch it on film!

Raising Z said...

That looks like so much fun! We need to find some time to jump in the leaves this two year old would love it ;) These are memories that will stay with your girls forever!

I am new to your blog and have enjoyed learning about you and your family today :)

anymommy said...

That's the best thing you can do. It looks like an awesome afternoon.

dig this chick said...

Awe. So glad you jumped in your pile on that wild and precious day!Your girls are beautiful.

Corina said...

Wow! It looks like you guys had so much fun! Great smiles all around! I love the pics!

And thanks for looking up the link for It was worth it!