Sometimes, my children amaze me with their capacity for noticing the world around them, picking up on nuances that an adult might walk right past. I so appreciate their insistance that I stop and look with them.
Not too long ago, my Ryder said, “Mama, come quick! Come and see my airplane!”
I didn’t get it at first.
Do you see it?
I was so taken aback that my little two year old guy had not only figured out the right way to stand, to recreate his find for me, but that he’d seen this shape, paused, and assigned it meaning.
He also told me this afternoon, while I was trying to practice adjusting the ISO and white balance on my camera, that “Shadow Mama takes pictures too.”
Later, he thought our shadows would like to hold hands. And so they did.
When I saw our shadows together, it became clear to me. He’s my seeing eye child, leading me through lands of enchantment that I can only barely make out on my own.
Show me the way, little one.