Monday, May 24, 2010

the circus

Once again the travelling circus has swept me up and taken me away from tummy mountain, and in particular the little ones. Gone is the immediacy of everything that the little ones do, replaced with calmness, an empty calmness. I can only reflect now that the trials and tribulations of my day are always put into perspective by their urgent needs. Such as sticky tape and a rubber band attached to a box to make a sleigh for all the toy animals. And that there needs to be an identical amount of sticky tape and rubber bands and boxes for all the other little ones that also need to make sleighs for all their toy animals, also right now.

Which gets to the point that there is no time other than right now. What other time is there to do anything other than right now. No other time will do.

Being away from tummy mountain I can calmly ponder about the past and the future. Being there the little ones make me live in the moment. I cannot wait to return.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

ponderings

"When will I be 4 and a half?" wondered Wee Tiny.

"Hmmm....maybe in about 10 years?" reasoned Wee Small.

Friday, May 7, 2010

leisure

Sometimes leading a life of leisure on tummy mountain requires taking a break and leading a life of leisure on vacation somewhere. So the little ones and I have gone north to where the sun shines and the swimming pool is the only place that the very small wish to be.

Sure the little ones have had to experience holiday hardships; walking around endlessly at the markets, having a yukky meal somewhere where the food doesn't taste the same as at home and hasn't been cut into the right shapes, and even gazing pointlessly as the sunsets behind the mountains creating dazzling golden reflections in the ocean.


They face those difficulties bravely until they can return to splashing in the pool - which is what vacation is really about.