Saturday, October 07, 2006

Thinks at 3 A.M.

Life is sooo different than what I had expected. Especially now, living here...I think I'm becoming unconnected with the familiar. Today my baby said, "What are those skinny things that go down mountains?" "Uhhhh...rivers? streams?" "Yeah, streams." And from Kait: "On mountains they use snow-skates." "Skiis." "Yeah, skiis." Weird. They don't know snow or cold or streams, ponds, or lakes. They don't know bluebirds or spring... or autumn... ouch.

But they do know sunsets and tradewinds and ice kekis and flametrees. They know turquoise lagoons and white sands and brown people and things that I didn't know. I love the variety of life and generations and experiences, but I miss what I don't have and what they don't have. Luckily, they don't.

1 comment:

Mallory said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean. In fact, even here in Idaho it's somewhat depressing this time of year. The leafy trees are "turning" but it's not even close to a New England fall. I miss it! WAH! That's okay though, I just will force myself not to expect it.