October 20, 2013
October 16, 2013
Ah! Look! A butterfly!
These words drifted through the window and pulled me from the comfort of my chair. A small girl excited by the sight of a butterfly stood open mouthed; transfixed by the acrobatic, graceful movements. And I too stood transfixed, marveling at this small child's delight in her simple discovery.
She gets it, I thought to myself. She really gets it. A smile opened itself wide on both our faces as we shared the moment. She reluctantly trailed after her companion and I wanted to yell, wait, wait ... you haven't seen the hummingbirds yet or the many lizards or the swallowtails. But I think she knows. She'll be back.
Joy was written all over her face.