Poetic Reflection at Two
“The sky sees your face.”
–Alexandra Kerr S.
the sky sees your face
the wind whispers in your ear
the rain hears your splashes
the snow kisses your hand
the grass tickles your toes
the moon sparkles in your eyes
the sun warms your skin.
the sky sees your face.
Alexandra has continued with her memorable quotes, collected by Daddy and Mommy:
May 24, 2016 Alex: Mommy, I’m made out of elements
Oh really? What elements?
Alex: FIRE ELEMENTS! My skin is the elements. The fire elemental are right next to my heart!
What do you do with your fire elements?
Alex: I only play with the fire elements right next to my heart & they look like fire and if you were in my body than you could see it but only if you are mini-sized. But don’t touch them or you will be burned into a fire monster.
“I call the picture Turtle de Shelly”
“can you tell me my grandpa’s name? I can’t find it in my memory.”–Alex
“what does orbit mean daddy?”–Alex
“Making messes isn’t my thing right now.”–Alex
Alex: can you get me some more water daddy?
Me: why don’t you do it?
Alex: because it is soooo boring.
· Newport News, VA ·
“My aunty Kae is a nice aunty, I flew on a plane to see her and she took me to art class aaaannnddd gave me food to survive. I threw up in her car because my Nanna drove to much.”–Alex
“our TV has blu-ray. I know about Blu-ray on TV’s you know.”–Alex
Alex: What happens if this chip breaks?
Me: I don’t know, you will have a broken chip.
Alex: Will the whole world break?
Me: I don’t…
Alex breaks the chip
Me: think so.
“I miss Auntie Kae, because she is really nice.”
Comments: I miss you and Valeta, too! Here’s a video of feeding the manta rays at the Camden Aquarium.
“when I go to Kindergarten I’m going to miss being normal.”
Alex started school today, and that is a big change for her… but it is also a big change for me, a milestone in her life and a threshold over which once crossed there is no going returning. She went out that door, got on that bus, and entered into a whole new world of experiences. It will change her, and in that change she will grow into someone new, someone wonderful. Of no less, and no greater beauty than the amazing person she is today. Yet the person she is today will be lost to me. The girl who holds my hand tomorrow isn’t the same person who held my hand as she toddles across the floor, isn’t the same person as the one who looked up at me with those eyes so blue on her very first day. She is the sum of those people, just as the young lady she will become is going to be the sum of the person she is today (and every person she is between now and then). But then am I not a different man than I was when I first held her hand (an eternity ago to her, an instant to me). That man is still here, part of the sum of experiences that makes up my life… just as the little boy who once held a hand (an eternity ago for me, perhaps a moment ago for others).
Time changes us, it brings us new experiences that shape who we are like the waves on a beach shape the sand. Even if we go back to the same place, be it days or even years later, we can never return to that same beach we once walked on. Nor are we the same people as the ones who once walked on that beach.
Tonight, after the excitement had calmed down she laid her head down on my shoulder and said “I can hear you breathing daddy” then drifted off to sleep. Tonight I laid there for a bit longer than I otherwise would… there being laundry to do and a dishwasher to run, lines on the endless list of things that need to be done. I laid there with the window open and lightning flickering in the distance.
Just for a moment, just one moment more.
Alex: hi Daddy
Me: hi Snuggles, what’s going on in your world today?
Alex: Sunshine and RAINBOWS!
“we are never alone, because there are always spiders nearby. They live behind the toilet.”
December 15, 2018
“What happens if your brain is trying to make sense, but it ends up not making any sense?”
“Every day is the newest day ever.” -Alex
Alex: When I go to Art Camp its a long way away… you leave from here in North America and you land in Philadelphia.
Me: Philadelphia is in North America sweetie
Never go over the rainbow, if you do there is a monster there waiting to nibble you up!
My Songs, 6.24.2019