Monday, April 26, 2010
Listening to Doorknobs
Do I have my kid eyes on?
Or my "don't-touch-that-I-think-a-dog-may-have-peed-on-it" goggles?
I spent years of my life belly-down in grass, fastening fairy wings and building princess bowers.
When did I become fussed over getting fresh air and exercise
to the detriment of my ethereal soul?
We took a walk the other day which brought me back to my senses a bit.
Here we found a for-certain fairy hollow, complete with moss beds and a tiny shell bowl.
Later the girls found a discarded doorknob
and picked it up.
"Mommy, if you put this to your ear you can hear the ocean."
There you have it.
Bright wonder through the eyes of a four year-old.
Inspiration is waiting.
I just need to fasten on my kid goggles more firmly and look
the doorknob speaks
and the sewer lid becomes
in the sunlight.