Sunday, August 01, 2010
We took you outside for a brief stroll this evening. The sky was a brilliant blue tinged with pink. Its the color of sunset. I've seen it a thousand times. But this was your first. You looked up, your eyes widened, your jaw dropped. We called your name but you did not respond, you were mesmerized. I looked up with you and wondered: How many sunsets did it take for me to simply glance up and look away and not stand immobilized by the sight of such beauty as you were immobilized today? As I watch you watch a tree, or a bird, or a rose for the first time, in some ways I too am seeing things for the first time.