the playground sits
awaiting the return
of the children.
“it is very strange that the years teach us patience —
that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.”
-e. taylor, A Wreath of Roses
“how does my chocolate cake taste?”
“it’s more better than a brick.”
“i can live for two months on a good compliment.”
friends take a break from recess
in the empty water table
while still waiting for some snow.
recess can be so exhausting.
“you never get tired unless you stop and take time for it.”
while the kinders
happily watch and cheer them on
from their side
of the playground fence
the big kids play soccer
on their side of the fence
made happier by
the enthusiastic audience.
“throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.”
-norman vincent peale
caution: see-sawers in the area
and they are known to be a dangerous bunch
keep your windows up
and your hands in the car.
“the world is but a perpetual see-saw.”
-michel de montaigne
“jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty,
fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.”
kinders find tiny ants, roly-poly’s, and baby spiders
when playing on the sidewalk
and decide to create a playground for them
using all of their pretty chalks.
“everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
the kinders begin the process of digging out their cars
and clearing the road after the storm.
“it is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”
-lucius annaeus seneca
first time playing in the snow with my kinders
after our return to the playground.
“i rolled up my sleeves and said, ‘i want to make a mark on this world.’