Saturday, October 01, 2016


Sometimes days can be so satisfying even though all appearance would have you believe that it's a dismal state of affairs out there.

I go out to a morning of a dense cloud cover -- the kind that tells you that it's going to be a wet day no matter what the forecasters say. I know my daughter wants to walk to the downtown farmers market.
Should we try it?
What the heck -- yes!

And so after breakfast (where you get a full view of Snowdrop's placemat, which she and I purchased together a few months back)...

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... I go over to Snowdrop's home and she is so excited and so very happy (what a surprise -- this girl wears a big H for happiness on her sleeve all day long and she receives many surprised comments for it -- what a cheerful child! one hears again and again).

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The walk to the market is long -- maybe a 35 minutes each way -- and the drizzle starts and we say oh-oh, but then it dissipates and we continue undaunted.

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She is happiest when toward the end we let her abandon the stroller...

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... and we all chase each other on the green and the world doesn't seem so gray after all.

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I leave the young family after this. Snowdrop has a school friend birthday party to go to this afternoon and I get this pang as I realize that the little girl is becoming a not so little girl very very quickly.

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(Maybe not so quickly...)

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