Most Alive Monday: Undocumented
- Satch and I were walking to the pool when I stopped the stroller for fear of running into what I first thought was a dog. It was a DOE! We stood motionless as she backed up a few steps and continued eating the brush, then two fawns appeared from behind her. We watched for some time before slowly inching forward. It was beautiful.
- We took Satch to the nature center Friday evening for a children's event about night creatures, after which the wees roasted marshmallows 'round the campfire. Satch was so excited to be at his first campfire, and even more excited by the thought of roasting and eating his first marshmallow. Every so often, he asked impatiently, "Where are the MELLOWS?". His first s'mores was a big hit!
- On Sunday we went to the 4H fair at Frying Pan Farm. His pal R, met him there and they bounced themselves silly on one of those inflatable bouncy thingies. Hearing those sweet giggles gave me a flashback from my own childhood when, on one golden July day in Jonesport, Maine, I jumped around inside one of those things with my grandmother and great aunt, Sue. I'll never forget hearing their laughter and imagining what they must have been like as little girls. I'm so lucky to have had that moment with them as a child, even luckier to have relived it yesterday through the squeals and laughter of my son and his friend. Later we went back to R's house for yummy tofurkey paninis.
My cat is seeing a specialist today and so there's no word on that situation. My camera is still in the shop and there's no word on that either.
The only photo I can share is this one from my childhood. It was taken on the same on the same day that my grandmother and great aunt bounced with me in the inflatable moon walk. It was shot in 1970-something during the July 4th parade. My great uncle, Philip Huntley, and his merry band dressed as clowns and crashed the parade in his 6 wheeled amphibious vehicle, "The Scrambler". Thankfully, someone had the good sense to capture the moment with a Polaroid, and I have the good fortune of being the keeper of this photo. Uncle Phil was well known for many pranks, mayhem and sidesplitting fits of laughter.
*About Most Alive Monday: I've decided to make at least one "most alive choice" each day and post my favorite each Monday. This, of course, is to motivate me to consciously "live juicy"! I hope you'll join me and share your "most alive moment" in the comments section so we may inspire each other.
You may also post photos of your "most alive moments" in my most alive flickr pool! (If you post a photo in pool, be sure to include your link in the comment)