Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Treetops and Pancakes





For in every adult there dwells the child that was,
and in every child there lies the adult that will be."

- John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things

I was sitting in the garden of a charming cafe sipping my latte and waiting for pancakes, when I thought to tilt my head back and look up. The light was ever so softly beginning to break through the "May Gray" (as they call it here in these parts), that I just had to take a photo of the view to share. As I pulled out my camera and was about ready to click this shot, a small toddler with bright red hair, who was sitting on his Daddy's lap, said in the best "outside voice": "Why is that lady taking a picture of the sky?" I became delighted by the thought that in that particular magical moment I was the one practicing childlike observance... how very reassuring that I have not forgotten.

Wishing you childhood remembrances... including pancakes! (Yum!)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

My friend Karen,
What a wonderful thought and interesting picture. Out of the mouths of babes come so much wisdom and wonder.

Hope you are enjoying your day and maybe even some pancakes.

Love, Pam

Red Rose Alley said...

What a lovely story, Karen. It's so nice when we stop and look at our surroundings just like a child does. Children are special people, so how can we go wrong when we act like them? I bet your pancakes and coffee tasted extra special after that. Nel had a similar story the other day; as she was enjoying her coffee and donut for breakfast, she thought about a sweet memory she had as a child.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Anonymous said...

Lovely!! Incredible vista - both above, and below (the pancakes!)
Melinda

Anonymous said...

Yummy! I will have mine in the tree, please!
love Baby Bird...

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