New experiences, I find, most often are old experiences with changes of scenery.
Nothing more exciting than when we make a child.
Actually, making has different memories, but the having, makes it all so incredible to imagine all that fun/work so long ago. Add many years, many things – such a blur.
Long ago seems like yesterday.
But you know they grow up and live lives of their own magic, make their own memories and make their own babies – such a full-circle feeling of it all when we make grandchildren.
Others think they played some role.
Perhaps they did.
But as a grandparent, it is hard to not feel completely proud and totally accountable for what has happened.
Happy birthday little man.
Should auld experiences, be forgot …
column written/ published from Fort Saskatchewan, AB… where I’m attending my grandson Alex’s first birthday today
morning walk: 5C/41F, daybreak peeking under the clouds, strong warmd Chinook winds, overnight rain frozen, some melted, on top of snow-melt rivers made for insane walking conditions for both of us – but I found some soft snow and Gusta was content to spin-out on the ice ..
On the topic of hope . . . . http://tedxcalgary.com Please watch Bruce Sawdon – amazing person. You may also like Rich Theroux – expressing ourselves through art. Best wishes, JL, Calgary, AB
Of course there's a song from a musical that captures this exact feeling!!!! "Something's Coming" from West Side Story - here's the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rux2CkLWvcQ . You go, boy!, CM, Calgary, AB
So many if us live a lot of our lives reflecting on our treadmill. Our past doesn't equal our future and it doesn't matter when we get it. Relax, PL, Calgary, AB
Love getting your emails. Don't know how they suddenly appeared, but keep them coming. You write so well!, JB, Stamford, CT