treading lightly

The summer holiday has begun and we all feel lighter for it. It's lovely simply to have time to be together. Getting out the bubbles and watching the butterflies and dragonflies darting in between them. Watching bubbles skim lightly over the surface of the stream and family of ducks swimming furiously to investigate. Sitting outside with boxes and tape and paper and pens and making a series of creatures and their homes. Discovering a skateboard park that's perfect for stunt biking. Building upon a growing crystal collection and reading all about them. Talking. Laughing.

Shedding constraints. I'm still tethered to earth by the practicalities of preparing to leave for France at the weekend but look forward to cutting those final ties and treading more lightly through life for a few weeks. I hope summer is being kind to you.


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Reader Comments (2)

This post does feel light. Time together with those we love, doing simple things, it doesn't get much better.
August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenise | Chez Danisse
You're right Denise. I'm fighting the urge to squeeze these last days of summer full of activity, when all we really want to do is take time, mess about and make the days long!
August 25, 2011 | Registered Commenterlittle house

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