looking out the window, looking around the room, locomotion (by way of his wrap, his stroller, taxi cabs, the subway), tucked legs, expressive hands, nursing and napping, napping and nursing, music (iron & wine, simon & garfunkel, when mama sings edelweiss, boots of spanish leather, and circle game), rocking in our chair, papa's kisses, the rattle and hum of coffee beans grinding, moving through the world heartbeat to heartbeat with mama (his native land), when mama holds him so close he can't see a thing (my arms, his home).
I love to think of you singing Edelweiss to your little cherub.ReplyDelete
i sang it to my belly, too, and i swear he knows it. sweet, sweet boy.Delete
Alexa!! He Is You!!! 💕💕 What a beautiful miracle. I love your blog so much. It, your writing, your photography, makes me feel so many things, beautiful things. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences.ReplyDelete
"makes me feel so many things" ~ this is the most tender compliment. thank you for finding me and sending this brightness my way. so many things — everything, really — makes *me* feel so many things, and writing about it helps me make sense of it all. that my words could possibly echo with others as *they* makes sense of it all...well, it just means a great deal to me. thank you for telling me so!Delete
Edelweiss!!! I have such warm memories of my grandmother singing that to me as a child! And 4th picture down is all you mama! XOReplyDelete
Beautiful boy. Beautiful mama. Beautiful forever.ReplyDelete
Helloooo handsome boy!!ReplyDelete